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 Selected Career Highlights

Spirit of the Wild Colouring Book

The colouring panels in Spirit are based on my wildlife paintings and accompanied by poetry written by Dawn Sprung. Our book was launched in the spring of 2016, and is available throughout Western Canada and the States, in selected stores, as well as online at Amazon and Chapters Indigo.

Calgary Children’s Hospital

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“Frolic” 48″x12′, oil on GC, NICU Calgary Children’s Hospital

Frolic was designed to be peaceful, gentle and serene, as it hangs in a very special place.

The Calgary Children’s Hospital is full of wonderful paintings by many artists, well worth a visit just to see the art.
This painting was completed and hung in 2015.

Unicef Calgary Gala – Featured Artist

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“Northern Shore” 30×40, oil on FC, Water For Life

Every year a dedicated group of Calgarians hosts the Unicef Water For Life Gala. “UNICEF is the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization. We work in 192 countries throughout the world – our determination and reach is unparalleled. ” – Unicef

I have donated artwork for the last three years and was thrilled to be the Featured Artist for 2015. The event was a fabulous success,  resulting in enough money to purchase many water wells, thanks to a very caring and hardworking group of people.

The Artisan Gardens, at The Bow Valley Ranche

Spear-headed by Mitzie Wasyliw and her husband Larry, the Artisan Gardens  is a fantastic one of a kind outdoor art gallery in Calgary, Alberta. Art is housed in specially designed monoliths, that are sponsored by people interested in creating a legacy. There are still paintings open for sponsorship. Click the link above for more info.

Monolith Photo Jackie Ho, Life Unscripted Photography

Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies

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Ad from the 2009 solo show, “Take a Walk on The Wildside”

Solo show in conjunction with a major retrospective.

2009 was a big year. The Whyte Museum exhibited a retrospective of Robert Bateman and they offered me a solo show in The Swiss Guides room to run in conjunction with the retrospective. There was an interview for broadcast news and newspaper coverage. I painted my heart out, and filled the room. The Whyte Museum had created a banner advertising my work – it was my first banner.

Bow Lake: Wellspring of Art

“Blondie” in Wellspring of Art

It’s quite an honour to have been included in this beautiful book by Jane Lytton Gooch.

Num Ti Jah Lodge at Bow Lake hosted many artists, to paint in residency. I was lucky enough to be one of them, and this book showcases paintings by many of those artists and friends. This book is an absolute treasure, and so is Num Ti. I cherish the memories of those times spent with fellow artists W.J. Bradley, David McKeown and Dominick Modilinski.

“Erica Neumann Painting A Rabbit” video by Milo Dhuly

 
I have taught at Swinton’s Art Supply and Instruction for 17 years. Doug Swinton is very creative and loves artists and art. He had to cajole me into doing this video, and I’m so happy he did. Milo did a fabulous job putting it together. It is very fast – it was in real life too – the footage was shot on my lunch break in 45 minutes!

Barbara Bush

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“Grizzly” oil on FC, Commissioned gift presented to Barbara Bush, Calgary, 2003

In 2003 Sprung Instant Structures commissioned me to paint a bear to be presented to Barbara Bush on her up coming visit to Calgary, for the CBE. The painting was patted down by security!

Mrs. Bush was an extremely eloquent speaker, and the event was one I’ll never forget.

Into Bear Country, 2001

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“Black Bear”, Whyte Museum Gala, Into Bear Country, 2001

In 2001, The Whyte Museum of The Canadian Rockies held a show about bears. It was the first time I’d exhibited with them, and the beginning of a fabulous relationship with the Museum. A breakthrough moment, those bears were more in alignment with my style to this day.
That is Charlie Russel in the news clipping.

Canmore Folk Fest Stage

The only painting I’ve ever had to walk all over to paint, this one is over 25 feet long. It has been used at the festival every year since 1997, and every year I am thrilled and grateful to have it showcase such a wide array of talented musical artists.

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