Monday, November 24, 2008

The Clan

Men In The Moon

The Sandman Series begins... my wrinkly men in the moon obsession is born...

Deightons After Dark 2: SMOKE (the Poster)

Deightons After Dark 2: SMOKE

My "Smoke" series done with ACTUAL black and white film with an ACTUAL film camera without anything digital...

...old school style!

Bust Cast Painting

Here is a cast i painted on for my brother's wife while she was preggers with my nephew. Painting on a non-flat surface was pretty fun to do! I'd love to do this again...

...any takers?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Paintings from Korea

I went to Korea for 3 months in 2005 and found an old book from an Antique shop. I bought some guache and came up with these...

Some Old Shit (Part 2)

All in oils 2001-2004

Some Old Shit (Part 1)

All in oils 1999-2000

Codpiece Logos

Here are
two designs
i did for a band
i was in...

Groundlessness Of A Celestial Warrior

Did the ruff about 2004 or 2005. The painting didn't come till 2007 -one of my hardest years ever. A woman falling in nothingness, all eyes on her. She doesn't fight it, she just waits. She looks up to the Universe in hope that something will happen. Home, alone, drunk on red wine and feeling sorry for myself... Unintentionally this painting collected all my tears, pain, confussion and feelings of losing control of Myself and of my Life... and interesting enough, without me even noticing, i painted another self-portrait...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lil' Wonder Woman

Just thought i'd share this picture with you. Aren't i the cutest?! ...oh ok, my brother is pretty cute, too...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The House of Ten present DEIGHTON'S AFTER DARK

This was the first time Murder of Crows had a group showing.

Neal Ryan and Cody Westman performed this night. I had the pleasure of backing them up on a few songs with my awesome djembe beats...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Murder Of Crows

Megz Majewski+Jenn Brisson+Jacob Biberdorf+JIRISH=Murder of Crows

Started in 2007 with the intention of supporting and promoting each other through group art shows.
We were introduced at the very first "Deighton's After Dark" show, a multi-media event held at Deighton's Well in the heart of Gastown which included art, music and short films by local artists presented by House of Ten...

Merge Show

Here's Megz and i at the Merge Show at Ayden Gallery in 2007. We're so proud of our baby...

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thoughts Stitched Together

...a collaboration i did with the lovely, spooky and talented Megz Majewski for the Ayden Gallery's "Merge: Collaboration Show" in 2007.

The thought bubble was my contribution and the girl with the thought, was Megz's.

...this was first time i ever painted these creatures... and so "TeddyMares" were born...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lil' Miss Muffet's Revenge

Aahh... the beginning of my obsession with red and black...

i did this painting AGES ago after my run with oils. Touching base with acrylic and my childhood nightmares...

... i have yet to finish this series...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A small window into the mind of a Jezebel spirit...

In order of birth, from top to bottom...

The first one originally had hearts on her privates, but as i was painting, the hearts changed into flames... therefore the title "Change of Hearts"

...the next three paintings strangely enough reflected events and feelings that i was going through at the time i was painting them, which i didn't realize until after they were completed. My subconscious? "Queen of Hearts", "Broken Hearts", and "Still Heart" all representing the devil girl in me, i guess... starting at a realization of Being, moving into actions, and then finishing off with a bit of regret and contemplation.

Devil Girl

This painting was given to a friend of mine, Didier Arpin, before he left for Montreal. It was the beginning of a series i did involving devil girls...

Now whether or not this was a self portrait at the time... i have yet to figure out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

6 Teddymares

"Jenn Brisson Story
about picture things
and amusements
good times for lucky
days; sunshine for
lollipops, and
wonderful barbequed

-Robert Chaplin