Blog - urbanmoon
  • Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:44:00 +0000

    Vintage Wings - Photography Exhibition at Gallery Turner Park

    Gallery Turner Park will host an exhibition of my vintage aviation photography for the month of November. From the ever-popular Lancaster and B-25, to rare visiting aircraft such as the Mosquito, all take us back to honor another time.

    My methods and approach to aviation photography draw on my background as a visual artist. At times I will edge realism ever so slightly for a more artistic feel while accentuating the lines and form through light and shadow.

    I am a fine art photographer specializing in aerial and aviation photography. My award-winning photography is sold through specialty stores in the city of Hamilton and as well as online.

    I've exhibited in, or sold through, many art auctions, fundraising events, and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster Innovation Park, Fieldcote Museum, Dundas Valley School of Art, DVSA Gallery, and the Louvre in Paris.

    My photography and paintings hang in private collections and in professional offices throughout Canada, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom.

    This aviation exhibition will be showing throughout the month of November at Gallery Turner Park in the Turner Park branch of Hamilton Public Library at 352 Rymal Road East in Hamilton. Check the library's site for hours of operation.
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:43:00 +0000

    Preparing for MiP's dropoff night
    Now with the COAA Crossection Exhibition over, I prepare for the upcoming McMaster Innovation Park's Art in the Workplace exhibition.

    This time my Canadian Snowbirds print will be joined by the CF-18 Hornet with its Canada150 commemorative paint scheme.

    This will be the 25th exhibition at McMaster Innovation Park and so it is planned to be a very special one where the artists have turned an eye to creating pieces that will fit with the theme of celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary as well as celebrating Hamilton.

    It promises to be a very special exhibition and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful art!

  • Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:40:00 +0000

    Crossection Exhibition Oct 15-26
    I am very happy to announce that my "Canadian Snowbirds" has been accepted into the next juried show of the Central Ontario Arts Association at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery.

    All are welcome to attend the reception being held Oct 15 from 2-4pm. The show is on until October 26.

    Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery.
    399 The West Mall
    Toronto ON M9C 2Y2
    Phone: 416-394-8628

  • Sat, 02 Sep 2017 17:13:00 +0000

    All set for Supercrawl 2017!
    Once again I will have a booth at the 9th annual Supercrawl event. An amazing event showcasing great music alongside an entire street of cultural experiences — a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun (local, regional national and international) — the festival has captured the imagination of culture lovers far beyond the city and is an exciting event not to miss!

    Come visit me in my booth (V4) at James North and Vine in Hamilton
    SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017


    It is a juried arts and music festival sure to inspire and delight lovers of arts and culture. The three-day festival fills the closed off street of James North in Hamilton. I will have new aerial and aviation prints, landscape and art prints, postcards, greeting cards and more. Don't miss the special bin of deeply discounted matted prints! There is something for everyone.



    Supercrawl 2017

    James North, Hamilton, ON Booth #V4,
    Mohawk Sponsor zone, James North at Vine

    Friday, September 8th, 2017 – 6:00pm – 12:00am
    Saturday, September 9th, 2017 – 12:00pm – 1:00am
    Sunday, September 10th, 2017 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
    Admission: free



  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:57:00 +0000

    A Day on the Bridge Auction News
    Congratulations and thank you to the winning bidder of my aerial photography of Cootes Paradise in Hamilton. It was one of 30 artworks at the art auction for the Day on the Bridge, a fundraising initiative that continues to need more donations for the purchase of lands to help protect our gorgeous natural areas. The event was a great success but more donations are needed for the Cootes to Escarpment EcoPark System

    #art #photography #HamOnt #CootesParadise #ADOTB #ADayOnTheBridge #nature #Canada #Ontario
  • Sun, 04 Jun 2017 16:57:00 +0000

    Artistic Meanderings at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

    The Central Ontario Art Association 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in the Upper Fischer Gallery features 64 works of landscape, portraiture, photography, abstraction, sculpture and more, juried this year by Sam Paonessa a successful commercial artist and educator based in Scarborough Ontario.

    Today is the opening reception of this juried COAA exhibition and I am honoured to have two pieces in this two-month-long exhibition. I took an industrial theme and submitted one industrial aerial photograph I call "The City Beyond" and one industrial encaustic painting called "Industry at Night".

  • Mon, 29 May 2017 17:48:00 +0000

    A Day on the Bridge Auction and Fundraiser
    I'm very happy to be participating in "A Day on the Bridge", a one day, once in a lifetime chance to spend a day on the historic McQuesten High-Level Bridge in Hamilton, Ontario.  Come celebrate our magnificent natural surroundings while commemorating Canada's 150th birthday.

    The views from this unique vantage point are spectacular as we take in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton Harbour and the Niagara Escarpment.

    There will be food, fun, activities, arts and music on the bridge throughout the day, and then a gala fundraising dinner and grand finale celebration for Canada's 150th birthday to cap off the night!

    I am one of twenty or so local area artists who have pieces in the silent auction. Previews and bidding beginning June 1, 7 to 9 p.m.; June 2 and 3, 12 to 7 p.m. at 370 Wilson St. E., Ancaster.

    Be sure to come for the opening evening invite your friends. Wine and hors d' oeuvres will be served as you have the opportunity to take in all of the wonderful art depicting this beautiful area we are working to preserve through fundraising efforts such as this.

    More information is available here:

    Below is my aerial photograph of Cootes Paradise which is in the auction, as well as a gorgeous painting by my friend Lee Munn.

  • Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:19:00 +0000

    Showing in the Annual Art Gallery of Hamilton sale
    I have five pieces in the upcoming Art Gallery of Hamilton annual sale. A juried sale of wonderful art by local and regional established and emerging artists includes painting, illustration, printmaking, photography, ceramics and textiles

    Of my pieces selected, three are of the Avro Lancaster and two are industrial themed photography.

    This is a fabulous sale of beautiful art in a gorgeous setting supporting both the artists and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, an important cultural institution in the City of Hamilton. From the art lover to the art collector, there is something for everyone at this not-to-be-missed event.

  • Sun, 16 Apr 2017 17:48:00 +0000

    Escarpment as Muse
    I am pleased to be participating in this fund-raising event and project. "Escarpment as Muse" is an exhibition being held at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts. I am one of 16 artists for this month-long multidisciplinary art exhibition. I will have both my aerial photography of the escarpment and a painting of Sherman Falls Forest in the exhibition.

    The opening night cabaret fundraiser presenting artistic works inspired by the Niagara Escarpment will be an exciting night! All profits generated by this event will be donated to the Bruce Trail Conservancy. For tickets and more information visit

    Also, LIKE the Bruce Trail Pilgrimage project Facebook page ( This project has been developed by Cornelia Peckart as a community arts engagement platform. Events, outings and exhibitions will be taking place celebrating the land formation known as the Niagara Escarpment.

  • Sun, 16 Apr 2017 17:33:00 +0000

    DVSA Auction a great success
    I'm very happy to have been a part of the very successful 47th annual art auction at Dundas Valley School of Art. All five of my works sold and I'd like to congratulate the winning bidders of all the pieces in the show and thank everyone very much for your support of the arts, the school and the artists in our city. I look forward to creating and sharing new works for next year.

  • Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:30:00 +0000

    DVSA 47th Annual Art Auction coming up
    I've very happy to have five pieces in the upcoming Dundas Valley School of Art's 47th Annual Art Auction. It's a wonderful fundraising event for the school with art for everyone and every budget. The live auction on Saturday April 8 is the highlight of the event and is always a lot of fun! The free previews and silent auction on items are on from Thursday April 6th to Saturday April 8th. See the event invitation below for exact details.

  • Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0000

    23rd McMaster Innovation Park exhibition
    Last night was the opening to McMaster Innovation Park's 23rd "Art in the Workplace" juried exhibition. We had a wonderful time, with so many familiar faces and fabulous art. It's always such an enjoyable evening with so much to take in. Beautiful music by a live band, wine, cheese, appetizers, good company and SO MUCH art! Paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, mosaics,'s all so wonderful and always inspires me to go home and paint! Here are two of my aviation pieces on display at this exhibition which runs from March 30 to June 28, 2017. You can visit during business hours at: McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Rd. South, Hamilton
  • Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:44:00 +0000

    Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Fresh from the Studio Exhibition
  • Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:14:00 +0000

    Family & Friends Night at JNGS
    Join me for a special FAMILY & FRIENDS NIGHT at James North General Store. It will be a fun evening of socializing, shopping and special deals. I'll be there along with other artists carried in the store.

    My photography will be 10%-50% OFF, draw your discount at the cash.

    Check out the new store. Do some holiday shopping. Enter the draw to win door prizes donated by many of the vendors and local artists you'll find in the store.

    Wed Nov 30

    6 - 10 PM

    At the NEW LOCATION of 95 James Street North, at York/Wilson
  • Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:26:00 +0000

    Thank you SUPERCRAWL 2016!
    Thanks to all who attended and participated in this year's Supercrawl! We had an amazing, exhausting and ever-so-fun event as always! I love the vibe at this arts and music festival and it's the people who make it so special.

    If the lovely couple from Aldershot who purchased one of my framed prints from a very special Cootes Paradise day see this post, please contact me! I need to talk to you. Thanks!

  • Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:17:00 +0000

    Ready for Supercrawl 2016 - a THREE day affair!
    This year the Supercrawl vendors will participate in all THREE days. September 9-11. It is a juried arts and music festival sure to inspire and delight lovers of arts and culture. For the event, James Street North in Hamilton is closed from King West north to Murray. Filled with music stages, vendors, and art installations, it is an exciting weekend of sights, shopping and amazing concerts - and all for FREE!

    I hope you will join me at this fabulous event. This year I will once again have a booth at the festival, Booth #R4, Mohawk Sponsor zone, James North at York/Wilson.

    I will have new aerial and aviation prints, landscape and art prints, postcards, greeting cards and more. Don't miss the special bins of deeply discounted matted prints! There is something for everyone and it's your chance to start early for Christmas.

    Come to the booth and use discount code SC2016 for 10% off regularly priced items.


    Click the Supercrawl Website for music schedules and information.

    Friday, September 9th, 2016 – 6:00pm – 12:00am
    Saturday, September 10th, 2016 – 12:00pm – 12:00am
    Sunday, September 11th, 2016 – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
    Admission: free

  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:05:00 +0000

    James North General Store Now Open in New Location
    After a summer at a temporary popup location, James North General Store is now open in its new location at 95 James Street North, Hamilton (northwest corner at Wilson). The building has been newly renovated and is gorgeous.  Inside you will find the usual array of special goodies, art and photography they have always carried, as well as the work of some new artists.

    My framed prints are up on the walls and pictured here is some of my aviation photography. I also have a print stand with a variety of aviation and aerial prints in this same 11x14" size. They are matted and packaged to 16x20" format, a standard size for which to easily find inexpensive frames. Another standard size available is the 8x10 print, matted and packaged to 11x14". In that size I have aerial, aviation, landscape and art prints.

    Many of my prints are also available as postcards and greeting cards with envelopes.

    95 James North, Hamilton, ON

    Tuesday - Wednesday 10 - 5
    Thursday - Friday 10 - 6
    Saturday 10 - 5

  • Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:38:00 +0000

    I am pleased to announce that my aerial photography is now available through OverflightStock, a premier supplier of fine aerial images.  Royalty Free licenses can be purchased as well as fine art prints.

  • Tue, 07 Jun 2016 01:24:00 +0000

    Textures Craftworks now carries my photography
    I'm so happy to share the news that Textures Craftworks on trendy Locke Street South in Hamilton is now carrying my aerial and aviation photography. 

    It is a large, two room shop carrying more than 40 area artisans' work. It is a fabulous shop with so many special, enchanting and high quality works - a feast for the eyes and a testament to the great talent found in this city.

  • Sun, 05 Jun 2016 02:01:00 +0000

    Aerial photo spread in the Hamilton Spectator
    I'm beyond excited to see an amazing spread in today's Hamilton Spectator featuring my aerial photography. In the paper, it was more than half the FRONT cover, the front cover of the lifestyle section and another full page inside that. How thrilling! I'm so happy to live in such a wonderful city with some gorgeous nature within it.

    The front cover of the paper, front cover of the Go section and Page 3 of the Go section in the actual print copy:

    To see the full article and more photos, go to:
  • Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000

    James North General Store Popup Shop ready
    The James North General Store popup shop will open Friday June 3!

    22 Wilson (beside Doctor Disc in the Sonic Unyon building).

    Thurs - Sat: 10am - 6pm

    I'll have some new Lancaster prints for sale in time for Father's Day!

  • Fri, 27 May 2016 14:17:00 +0000

    James North General Store Moving
    James North General Store is moving at the end of May. Saturday May 28 will be the last day at its current location of 261 James North in Hamilton.

    A grand re-opening of the store at its new location of 95 James Street North will happen in July.

    In the meantime, the store will be operating a popup shop at 22 Wilson Street (beside Doctor Disc in the Sonic Unyon building). The hours will be Thursday to Saturday 10am - 6pm.

    It's an exciting move and we look forward to a bigger, better place with new and exciting things in store. We thank you for your patience during this transition.

    Please contact me through my contact page if you have any questions or if we need to work something else out in order to accommodate you during this period. This is a busy period for my aviation prints with Father's Day around the corner, I'm happy to do what I can to make sure you get what you're looking for.

  • Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:05:00 +0000

    Thanks to all for a fabulous fundraising auction
    I'm very pleased to learn that all five of my pieces sold at the silent auction at Dundas Valley School of Art.

    Thank you to those who bid and those who won for your support of such a fine school and the arts.

  • Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:43:00 +0000

    Dundas Valley School of Art's annual auction April 9 2016
    I've been accepted into the Dundas Valley School of Art's annual auction. Here I have five pieces set to be dropped off. There are three aviation and two aerial prints. One aerial of Dundas itself, is a first print, as is Tew falls in this size.

    The auction is a spring tradition like no other, with bidding beginning April 7th for their 46th edition of the annual art auction.

    What began as a simple garden party with a few paintings for sale has grown into an exciting three-day occasion featuring over 1,400 works of art. Recognized as one of the largest spring tourist attractions in the Hamilton Wentworth region, DVSA is proud to welcome thousands of visitors to the school who have ventured into the city to view and purchase art.

     This year the live auction will be held on April 9, 2016 with previews on April 7, 8 from 9am to 9pm and Saturday April 9 from 9am to 4pm. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Doors open at 7pm with the live auction beginning at 8pm.

    Visit for more information.
  • Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:05:00 +0000

    Accepted into McMaster Innovation Park' 20th Art Exhibit
    I'm very pleased to announced I have been accepted into McMaster Innovation Park' 20th Art Exhibit. My submitted photograph is an architectural piece this time, taken while in London, England visiting a good friend this past summer. I adore the architecture in London, most every building is a a work of art with attention given to lines, form, texture and flow.
    I hope you will come join me at the opening reception on Tuesday April 5th from 7-9pm. There is music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks and an amazing two-floored atrium full of wonderful local art and photography. A really lovely way to spend a couple of hours taking in the talents of so many Hamilton area artists.