Monday, September 30, 2013

Honest Eds

Did this painting today of Honest Eds, while sitting at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst. Honest Ed's is quite an institution in Toronto, and the building is up for sale now, so I had to quickly do a watercolour of it before it no longer exists!

Together

Together. 2009.

Friday, September 27, 2013

New children's book.....in the works!!!

I'm illustrating a new children's book on colour for Little Latitude, called "What can you do, with red, yellow and blue!". Watch out for more soon!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Eb Zeidler's new book




My perspective drawing of 401 Richmond, in Eb Zeidler's latest book "Buildings Cities Life".

Trinity St. Paul's, Toronto




My watercolour up on the donor wall of the newly renovated Trinity St. Paul's church, Toronto.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tiger moon endpaper

For my limited edition book "Journey, Sojourn, Journal.

Autumn equinox full moon

The full moon turned me into Pirate Prash last week.
Photo: Michel Caron

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Video diaries.......Living roots bridge

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Painting at the Living Roots bridge in Cherrapunjee.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Video diaries......painting a mural on the beach in Goa


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Painting the mural at the Baggies restaurant, on Betalbatim beach, Goa. Old Konkani songs playing...."Itsy bitsy teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini" while drinking beer. Brings back wonderful memories of that time.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall guy



September birthdays


Today's my dad's 79th birthday. Here's the card I did for him.

At 79 you seem fit and string,
Mind, body and spirit seem to all get along.
Your gentle nature and caring ways
Have swiftly brought you to these days.
From Quilon, Punalur and Bangalore,
Who would have thought there would be more?
And now Canada is the place called Home,
Where I am writing this little poem.
Thank you pa you're the greatest dad
That anyone can wish for or have ever had!
And thank high Heavens for papa John,
And this special day that you were born!


And my mom turned 70 on the 11th. Here's her card:

70 years of beauty and grace,
Children, grandchildren and no lines on your face!
It's been 7 decades since you were born
How did time pass so quickly from that 11th September morn?
I've known you now for 38 years
And you've been the best mom - that calls for 3 cheers!
Thank you mama for being Super Stellar
And thank you God for our dear Mother Majella.

My mom, dad and I all celebrate our birthdays within the span of a week!



Faces

Acrylic on canvas. From a series in 2001.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Friday, September 06, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Video diaries......Musical gatherings

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Virpi Kettu on violin, Willow Rutherford on accordion and me on piano.

401 Richmond

Me in front of my painting at 401 Richmond, Toronto, whilst giving the Toronto tour!
Photo: Sabelo Narasimhan

Sunday, September 01, 2013

An illustrated journey





I don't think I've put up any images of my spreads in Danny Gregory's latest book "An illustrated Journey, Inspiration from the private art journals of traveling artists, illustrators and designers".
Here they are. You can buy the book here or watch Danny's interview with me here