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Small Feats 2019

Pretty Kitty, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Pretty Kitty, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Bone Eater, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Bone Eater, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Hand Puppet, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019
Hand Puppet, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2019

I have done a weird triptych for this year’s Small Feats fundraiser. Three 1970s style kiddies, all looking a bit demented. these are selling at the Niagara Artists Centre fundraiser this Saturday night.

Small Feats features over 150 pieces 12″x12″ artworks selling for $200 each. The event is a blast, an art sale like no other.  The proceeds are split between NAC and the artists. Art lovers stream through the doors and smartly-attired volunteers (myself included!) ring in the sales.

Preview the work here: https://nac.org/small-feats-preview-2019-2-2/

SMALL FEATS
Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St Catharines, ON
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Doors at 8 p.m.
Preview at 7:40 p.m. for NAC Members at the Supporter, Patron, and Champion levels.

A complicated affair

Hawk and pigeon valentine

Sometimes love is complicated. Another bird-themed Valentine from Swizzle Studio.

Alternate captions:
You carry me away, Valentine
No dove, no love
I will pay RAPTOR attention to you, Valentine


Telephone Line

I drew these 31 bird groups for Pittsburgh’s Fun-A-Day project. The idea behind Fun-A-Day is for artists to do something creative (not work-related) every day for a month.

The self-imposed rules of my project, “Telephone Line” were that the wire had to run the entire length on the month, the background could not touch the side edges, the wire could only be used by city birds (sparrows and starlings), the birds could be in peril but not harmed, and the backgrounds should show a lot of variety. I started out with buildings I liked, but soon jokes and surrealism made its way into the project.

You can view the complete “Telephone Line” on Instagram (@swizzlestudio) or at the bottom of this post.

“Telephone Line” ran the length of the gallery at Fun-A-Day Pittsburgh’s show.
Toronto City Hall
Sonora Desert
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Trinity Square Car Park Gateshead
Zipper ride
Giraffes
Telephone line 2 point perspective
Vaudeville
Disneyland Skyway and Matterhorn
Gibbon
Submarine
Mothra Tokyo Tower
Moulin Rouge
Statue poop
Parachute
Venus fly trap
Disco
Tetris
Rooftops
Douglas Fir clearcut
PCC streetcar
tightrope
Viking ship
three cats
Vancouver Harbour Centre
Linesman
Sphinx Egypt
Snowman
Bass jumping
Zero gravity moon
Hello