Well it’s finally here. After a many weeks of work the 16th annual great big smalls show has arrived. Seems like I’ve been been tied to this computer for far too long. I had to compile 60 different pages of art. Fix the colour and size for each piece, as well as create fake hangings and other details for each piece. But it was all worth it, because I think it looks great to me.
What you see when you visit are some of the greatest pieces of small art available in Ottawa today. And of course it’s a chance to help foster your local art and cultural community. Which of course has been hit pretty hard by this damn pandemic. I hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor. It will be nice to get back to my studio over the next few days where I can actually just concentrate on painting rather than this website. I should also mention that much of this was built while listening to a new musical from NYC. It’s called Hadestown and my daughter Augusta suggested it to me. She’s a professional actor in Toronto and was very enthusiastic about this Greek gods based musical. So may I suggest that while you’re taking your time scrolling through and clicking on these beautiful small paintings have a listen to this tiny desk concert of Hadestown
You will be rewarded with some beautiful music. Enjoy! Don
Great BIG smalls 16 years old!