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illustration name: Brain on Music XI - Ólafur Arnalds

A Portrait Gallery: Juried Group Exhibition [South Gallery]
Propeller Gallery, Toronto

May 2 – 13, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday May 5, 2 – 5 pm

Sometimes I produce a drawing and/or collage prior to painting a series of artworks inspired by a particular composer. The collage is further enhanced using a digital “paintbrush” for archival prints.

Featured piece: Brain on Music XI (Ólafur Arnalds)

Limited edition [6] archival pigment print on archival Hahnemühle paper from an original collage.
Approx. 22 x 30 in unframed. Approx. 26 x 34 in framed

Propeller Gallery
30 Abell Street
Toronto, ON, M6J 0A9
Wednesday to Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm


Untitled drawing February 2018

Artwork in Progress: February 2018

This drawing is the first of a series inspired by Marjan Mozetich’s compositions. His music is extremely emotional and captivating. He recently had a concert at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario. The chosen pieces, the impressive musicians, and the amazing acoustics made for an inspirational evening.

Untitled drawing: Graphite, charcoal, soft pastel on gessoed paper.
44 x 30 in










Free Improvisation II inspired by jazz music

Cube Gallery, Ottawa

This painting belongs to a series of works inspired by jazz and its various forms. This piece is less about depicting free improvisation and more about a structured and organized arrangement—a modal jazz style. Musicians such as John Coltrane and Miles Davies are known for the modal style. Although the painting started in a loose and abstract fashion, formal elements such as shape, line and form crept into the composition.

Free Improvisation II (Modal) and other works from this series can be seen at the Cube Gallery in Ottawa. This is a fabulous contemporary art gallery representing interesting artists in a vibrant area of Ottawa called Wellington West Village. Do pop by and visit Don and Sylvia—they will be happy to show you!

Free Improvisation II (Modal): Impasto technique, Cobra oil paint on wood panel
$980 unframed. ($1200 framed) 24 x 24 in.

For more information, please email lynrapin@gmail.com

Cube Gallery
1285 Wellington St W
Ottawa, ON, K1Y 3A8
Monday: by appointment
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am – 6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11am – 5pm