trusting
12" x 12", Oil on chalkboard, 2002

touchy-feely was held at the Burston Gallery in Toronto in August, 2003.

40 small paintings of sock puppets on chalkboards each one expressing a different emotion. Happy. Paranoid. Drunkenly Amorous. Mildly indignant.

The show was quite successful. The large majority of the pieces sold during the run and positive reviews appeared in both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.

touchy-feely Gallery 1
touchy-feely Gallery 2
touchy-feely Gallery 3


The idea for touchy-feely began in September of 2000 when I was convalescing after being hit by a car on my bike. . .
(touchy-feely Artist Statement)




January
morally superior


April
fiscally responsible


July
gorgeously insincere


February
needy


May
giddy


August
drunkenly amorous


March
strategically oblivious


June
socially-ill-at-ease



Also, available through this site is
touchy-feely, a sock puppet perpetual birthday calendar.

This is a 12 month calender featuring sock puppets paintings from the show. To be used year after year, to record events - birthdays, anniversaries, whatever you want.

The calendars are 8.5 by 5.5 inches (closed) and in full colour. Wire-bound, printed on medium weight paper by Maud Street Printing, layout by designer, Andy Parks. Now in its second printing.

The cost of each calendar is $19.95 (tax included) plus shipping.


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Click on any image to see a larger version. More touchy-feely works shown in Commissions (yes, I do sock puppet commissions) and occasionally in Available Works.

The idea for touchy-feely began in September of 2000 when I was convalescing after being hit by a car on my bike. . .
(touchy-feely Artist Statement)

cranky

cranky
Oil, chalk on chalkboard,
18" x 32", 2003

collection of Alex Gorelick

codependent codependent
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 22" x 30", 2003

collection of John Alcorn / Ronnie Burkett

critical critical
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 16" x 18", 2002

collection of RM Vaughan

coquettish coquettish
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 16" x 26", 2002

private collection

demure demure
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 18" x 22", 2003

collection of Liz Russ

desperate desperate
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 18" x 32", 2003

collection of Tanya Niemeyer

distracted distracted
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 16" x 24", 2003

collection of Moynan King

drunkenly amorous drunkenly amorous
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 18" x 26", 2003

collection of Jeffrey A'hearn

evasive evasive
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 20" x 30", 2003

collection of The Academy of Spherical Arts

fiercely competitive fiercely competitive
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 18" x 32", 2003

collection of Michelle Reid

fiscally responsible fiscally responsible
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 26" x 14", 2003

collection of Dr. Nitin Dilawri

foolishly optimistic foolishly optimistic
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 26" x 14", 2003

collection of Don Nijboer

giddy giddy
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 18" x 26", 2003

collection of Lynn Robinson

gorgeously insincere gorgeously insincere
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 20" x 22", 2002

collection of Stephanie Belding

happy happy
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 22" x 16", 2002

collection of Dominic Giovanazzo

hopeful hopeful
Oil, chalk on chalkboard, 30" x 18", 2003

collection of Behn Conroy


touchy-feely 2 touchy-feely 3 touchy-feely birthday calendar



Gallery Available Works Commissions Film. Video. Performance.



Prom Storm

Prom Storm

Catfight

Catfight

halo

Halo

crocker

CROCKer

makeme

make me

youcantseeme

you can't see me




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