As a writer and photographer I travel between my life in Toronto, my life in Antigua, and anywhere else my wanderings may take me ... writing my books and enjoying local arts and adventures along the way.

Opening Celebration of Exhibit “Multiplicity” at Ontario Crafts Council

Close up of work by Vivienne Jones

Today I attended the formal opening celebration for the Multiplicity exhibit at the Ontario Crafts Council featuring the works of Allan Bell, Karli Sears, Vivienne Jones, Carolynn Bloomer, and Valerie Knapp

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part III: Celebration of Hamish Kippen at Cream Tangerine

The Key by Valerie Knapp. Part of the "Multiplicity" Exhibit at the Ontario Craft Council

Hamish Kippen was a gifted young photographer taken early in life as a casualty of his personal battle with depression. This exhibit of his work was put on by a friend Peter Miniaci in Hamish’s honor, with Hamish’s parents in attendance. The exhibit at Cafe Cream Tangerine will continue to show the exhibit throughout October.

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part II: The Unique Signature of Sunny Choi

Her works display a finely tuned sense of the traces of personality in a woman

Sunny likes to capture body language. She started by taking pictures of models … taking about fifty pictures of each. Then she’d base her painting on the three or four that were somehow the most the most compelling. She found that inevitably her work conveyed some core element of the model’s personality solely through of her sensitivity to the model’s body language.

Did You Miss this at Nuit Blanche? Part I: Etobicoke School of the Arts


The depth of skill and insight in the works of these young artists was inspiring. I spoke to Alex and Margaux to learn about their work before the excitement and activity of the Nuit Blanche show started.

Russian Canadian Artist on the Edge of Nuit Blanche

Alexandre with one of his pieces inspired by the sculptures on Easter Island.

Alexandre will open the unique works in his studio to public viewing during the hours of the Nuit Blanche art festival. Located in the heart of the festival zone, he did not register so his studio won’t be listed on the official festival program guide. I asked whether, despite him being a recognized artist of some acclaim, that operating on the periphery of the festival made him an outlaw. “The artist is always an outlaw” he answered.

Afterparty with TwitchFilm at the Toronto International Film Festival

Todd Brown of celebrating the fifth anniverary of his launch and his companies new partnership with XYZ films.

As the world’s largest public film fest the Toronto International Film Festival generates after parties that liven up the nightlife across the entire downtown Toronto during the course of the festival. Today I attended one hosted by

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