Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Night Horrors

Night Horrors, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

Yet another painted jewellery box- this is the back of it.

Done only using white on black.
To view more...

Sweet Dreams II

Sweet Dreams II, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

A couple of months ago I did a painted jewellery box (wonkie) that looked like a boy sleeping in a comfy bed with all the monsters underneath. The idea came by really utilizing the shape of the wooden jewellery box.
This time I did a little girl version, this is a zoom.
Here's the link for plenty more photos.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Me aka The Gnarled Branch

Me aka The Gnarled Branch, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

a recent photo of yours truly altered a bit in corel photopaint...i'm not a digital artist, but happy with the mood of this image.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Rose for Virtue

A Rose for Virtue, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

This is part of a series of miniature pieces --mixed media on canvas board, with the size not exceeding 5" x 6".

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Please join up on The Gnarled Branch fan page for latest works,shows,updates and news regarding new shops in and around North America where you can buy my work.
Here's the link!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Cabinet of Ill Repute

The Cabinet of Ill Repute, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

Two more mini wonky's have been posted on Flickr. Many pics of each from various angles.

The two posted are... The Cabinet of Ill Repute and The Gatherers.

Keep posted for soon to be released photos of the horrific themed full size's due date for completion is within 7 more days.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Just In Time for Prom

Just In Time for Prom, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

This piece will included in the Super Happy Bacon art solo show at the Loose Canon in Hamilton.

Lots of surreal pop and oddness abound.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Zilliputt (No frame)

Zilliputt (No frame), originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

new works for May...

yabbadabba doo.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Works

Here are some dribs and drabs of newer pieces...record art,canvas work etc. Be sure to drop by here for the rest...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

NOW magazine

A few weeks ago I installed my art and painted records at Mad Factory Boutique Salon

They were recently featured on NOW Toronto and a few pics and a quick plug about my work was mentioned.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Baby Food Jar Lid Pins

Hello all, and happy Spring- so refreshing to be able to step outside and get a little spring air in the ole windbags...

This post will document the steps involved to make jar lid pins - baby food jar lids (to give you a sense of scale) and each piece has an original painting inside protected by resin and a pin mount attached to the back.
I really don't know if there's anything like this out there, I've googled and checked Etsy , so this might be kinda new and fresh!
They will be available for sale on my website as well as Etsy when I get pics posted there...

This is pretty much a sneak peek for you Gnarled Blog readers...

The above is the sheet of relatively finished mini paintings ... drawn and painted
to within requirements of the diameter.

The image is now placed in the cap with resin coating cured.

Pin mount is attached to the back using a high quality adhesive that bonds metal to metal.

Ready for market!

Thanks and don't forget to see me on Youtube and Flickr... look up The Gnarled Branch!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Made it to Juxtapoz!

A few samples of my art is now up in the 'readers art' section of Juxtapoz Art and Culture...

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Brush Out Breast Cancer"

Well here I go again!

I've registered with The Weekend to End Breast Cancer which is a two-day, 60-kilometre walk through the neighbourhoods of Toronto.

Breast Cancer has affected me both through family and a close friend -so I have that desire to do 'my part'. it's all about fundraising,training walks, more fundraising....did I mention fundraising?

To participate in the Walk, the minimum that needs to be raised is $2000, but I hope to surpass that through my art!

Times are tough that's for sure, but I think
my fundraiser called "Brush Out Breast Cancer" will enable me to reach my goal and surpass it.

I'll be asking boutiques,galleries,restaurants and whomever else that will listen, that I'll do a painting 'live' on the premises - and while I work,people can donate and watch as I bring a canvas to life.
The finished piece then may be bought by the
business, auctioned off, leased or bought by a customer with all the proceeds going to my fundraiser.

Tax receipts for donations of $20 or more are issued.

Art and raising money to conquer Breast Cancer- how can you go wrong----well, you can't!

If you have any suggestions,ideas or thoughts as to businesses that may be up for this -let me know, there's alot of work to do between now and the end of August -so any help is greatly appreciated!

If you would like to donate here's the link or you can send me an email...

here's the Facebook link

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Green Monkey

Green Monkey, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

Make sure to see all my recent fine art over here...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Rosco, originally uploaded by gnarledbranch.

This is an actual sign that had been blown off its post during a windstorm. I can't remember if I emailed the agent or called but at any rate they didn't bother returning my message and I've had this in storage for a little while.
The I decided to paint a rooster. I know-it makes complete sense.