Back of Pat's
Back of Pat's

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2600

Looking east from Dunlevy along the alley between Chapel Arts and the Patricia Hotel. Next time you are there, check out the wooden cobblestone peaking through the tarmac...

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

$3,300

A rendition of the view from Pidgin park looking east between Hastings & Cordova. Sunrise & sundown give a rich range of colours & lighting conditions in the DTES, imparting a great deal of mystery to the neighbourhood.

Trash Renaissance
Trash Renaissance

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2,600

I rather like the brightly coloured dumpsters that grace the alleys of the Downtown Eastside. To my mind, hey hide in plain sight; simultaneously the most striking thing in an alleyway and invisible to the casual observer.

Wild Rose
Wild Rose

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

This depicts one of these phantom murals from a bygone that grace the walls of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This one is in an alley at the edge of Chinatown, and the only info about Wild Rose Flour on the web relates to this mural, which has been here since at least 1970 & partially painted over recently

Between the Army & Navy
Between the Army & Navy

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

This is a particularly squint rendition of the alleyway between Hastings & Cordova, featuring one of these suspended tunnels above grade, linking the two parts of the Army & Navy Store. With the recent redevelopment of the Hastings side, not sure whether the tunnel will be dismantled...?

Hotel Empress
Hotel Empress

Acrylic, 48x24 inches, 2019

Not to be confused with the famous Victoria establishment, the Empress Hotel in Vancouver is perhaps the finest example of boom & bust architecture in Vancouver.

Alexander Sunset
Alexander Sunset

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

There is something sublime about the winter sunsets in Gastown. This piece depicts the view looking south across Alexander Street to the rooftops of East Hastings & Chinatown. Good to be here!

Vernon Drive Grocery
Vernon Drive Grocery

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

The Vernon Drive Grocery has existed as an independent convenience store for over 100 years in Strathcona, and is a wonderfully evocative example of the kind of local mom and pop-type store that is gradually disappearing from neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

Leather Warehouse
Leather Warehouse

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

Advertising murals were once pretty common across buildings downtown.

Now mostly gone, they still dot the DTES, like these examples above East Hastings Lane, east of Pigeon Park. They can be a real window into the past; e.g, the "leather warehouse" has been the Potter's Place Mission since I have been in town.…

Back of West
Back of West

Acrylic, 72x18 inches, 2018

$2,850

This piece depicts the view down the alley at the back of the West Hotel towards the old BC Electric Railway Building on Carrall St. I was intrigued by the long composition and the sculptural element of the fire escapes.

Back of Hastings
Back of Hastings

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

Hambleton Galleries

This depicts the back of the Washington and Balmoral Hotels. Both are well-known SROs (Single-room Occupancy) social housing in the Downtown Eastside.

Commercial Lane
Commercial Lane

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, 2018

Private Collection

This piece depicts the view looking westward from Abbott St in Gastown, along the alley between East Hastings & Pender. It features the remarkable utility pole & platform arrays typical of the area.

One Ninety-Five
One Ninety-Five

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

$6,000

This depicts a beautiful winter sunrise over the warehouse/office block down the street at 195 Alexander Street in Gastown. Love those low-angle red sunrises, when we get 'em :)

Just doin' it
Just doin' it

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2016

$4,500

This piece depicts a local guy making his way along the alley between the Firehall Arts Centre & Empress Hotel with his belongings in a couple of trolleys last summer. It illustrates the resilience of folks who get by in the DTES in the face of tough odds.

Three Alarm
Three Alarm

Acrylic, 36x72 inches, 2016

The Burn Fund

This depicts four firefighters attending a three-alarm fire that burned down the Daisy Garden restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown in 2014.

Two Tugs
Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,500

I like living next to a working harbour & enjoy seeing the tugs moored by Crab Park in the Tymac Launch jetty. It is fun to watch their reflections of the early morning light in the water.

The Last Payphone
The Last Payphone

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

Hambleton Galleries

The Main Mini Mart is a corner store in the DTES. It has the bars & plywood windows common to such stores in the neighbourhood, as well what seems to be the last payphone in the 'hood.

The Cambie
The Cambie

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2016

$6,000

This depicts the back of the Cambie Hotel, in Gastown. I have walked through this alleyway many times and always been interested by the utilitarian beauty of this view.

All reasonable Offers
All reasonable Offers

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

$2,850

This piece depicts the Treasure Island Buy & Sell, a pawn shop at Pigeon Park in the DTES. These pawn shops have been a common neighbourhood feature for a long time, but have been gradually disappearing over the years.

Bryn
Bryn

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2015

$1,980

I met Bryn in the DTES while carrying a picture though the neighbourhood. Despite losing his accommodation that day, he was pretty upbeat and philosophical, a real testament to the human spirit.

Back of Pat's
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Trash Renaissance
Wild Rose
Between the Army & Navy
Hotel Empress
Alexander Sunset
Vernon Drive Grocery
Leather Warehouse
Back of West
Back of Hastings
Commercial Lane
One Ninety-Five
Just doin' it
Three Alarm
Two Tugs
The Last Payphone
The Cambie
All reasonable Offers
Bryn
Back of Pat's

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2600

Looking east from Dunlevy along the alley between Chapel Arts and the Patricia Hotel. Next time you are there, check out the wooden cobblestone peaking through the tarmac...

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

$3,300

A rendition of the view from Pidgin park looking east between Hastings & Cordova. Sunrise & sundown give a rich range of colours & lighting conditions in the DTES, imparting a great deal of mystery to the neighbourhood.

Trash Renaissance

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

$2,600

I rather like the brightly coloured dumpsters that grace the alleys of the Downtown Eastside. To my mind, hey hide in plain sight; simultaneously the most striking thing in an alleyway and invisible to the casual observer.

Wild Rose

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2019

$2,650

This depicts one of these phantom murals from a bygone that grace the walls of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This one is in an alley at the edge of Chinatown, and the only info about Wild Rose Flour on the web relates to this mural, which has been here since at least 1970 & partially painted over recently

Between the Army & Navy

Acrylic, 48x36 inches, 2019

This is a particularly squint rendition of the alleyway between Hastings & Cordova, featuring one of these suspended tunnels above grade, linking the two parts of the Army & Navy Store. With the recent redevelopment of the Hastings side, not sure whether the tunnel will be dismantled...?

Hotel Empress

Acrylic, 48x24 inches, 2019

Not to be confused with the famous Victoria establishment, the Empress Hotel in Vancouver is perhaps the finest example of boom & bust architecture in Vancouver.

Alexander Sunset

Acrylic, 24x48 inches, 2019

There is something sublime about the winter sunsets in Gastown. This piece depicts the view looking south across Alexander Street to the rooftops of East Hastings & Chinatown. Good to be here!

Vernon Drive Grocery

Acrylic, 30x40 inches, 2018

The Vernon Drive Grocery has existed as an independent convenience store for over 100 years in Strathcona, and is a wonderfully evocative example of the kind of local mom and pop-type store that is gradually disappearing from neighbourhoods in Vancouver.

Leather Warehouse

Acrylic, 40x30 inches, 2018

Advertising murals were once pretty common across buildings downtown.

Now mostly gone, they still dot the DTES, like these examples above East Hastings Lane, east of Pigeon Park. They can be a real window into the past; e.g, the "leather warehouse" has been the Potter's Place Mission since I have been in town.…

Back of West

Acrylic, 72x18 inches, 2018

$2,850

This piece depicts the view down the alley at the back of the West Hotel towards the old BC Electric Railway Building on Carrall St. I was intrigued by the long composition and the sculptural element of the fire escapes.

Back of Hastings

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

Hambleton Galleries

This depicts the back of the Washington and Balmoral Hotels. Both are well-known SROs (Single-room Occupancy) social housing in the Downtown Eastside.

Commercial Lane

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, 2018

Private Collection

This piece depicts the view looking westward from Abbott St in Gastown, along the alley between East Hastings & Pender. It features the remarkable utility pole & platform arrays typical of the area.

One Ninety-Five

Acrylic, 48x72 inches, 2018

$6,000

This depicts a beautiful winter sunrise over the warehouse/office block down the street at 195 Alexander Street in Gastown. Love those low-angle red sunrises, when we get 'em :)

Just doin' it

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2016

$4,500

This piece depicts a local guy making his way along the alley between the Firehall Arts Centre & Empress Hotel with his belongings in a couple of trolleys last summer. It illustrates the resilience of folks who get by in the DTES in the face of tough odds.

Three Alarm

Acrylic, 36x72 inches, 2016

The Burn Fund

This depicts four firefighters attending a three-alarm fire that burned down the Daisy Garden restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown in 2014.

Two Tugs

Acrylic, 48x48 inches, 2017

$4,500

I like living next to a working harbour & enjoy seeing the tugs moored by Crab Park in the Tymac Launch jetty. It is fun to watch their reflections of the early morning light in the water.

The Last Payphone

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

Hambleton Galleries

The Main Mini Mart is a corner store in the DTES. It has the bars & plywood windows common to such stores in the neighbourhood, as well what seems to be the last payphone in the 'hood.

The Cambie

Acrylic, 72x48 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2016

$6,000

This depicts the back of the Cambie Hotel, in Gastown. I have walked through this alleyway many times and always been interested by the utilitarian beauty of this view.

All reasonable Offers

Acrylic, 36x36 inches, 2016

$2,850

This piece depicts the Treasure Island Buy & Sell, a pawn shop at Pigeon Park in the DTES. These pawn shops have been a common neighbourhood feature for a long time, but have been gradually disappearing over the years.

Bryn

Acrylic, 30x30 inches, Jeff Wilson, 2015

$1,980

I met Bryn in the DTES while carrying a picture though the neighbourhood. Despite losing his accommodation that day, he was pretty upbeat and philosophical, a real testament to the human spirit.

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