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Minotaur commission

Minotaur, 6"x6", acrylic on canvas.

Minotaur, 6″x6″, acrylic on canvas.

I shipped this minotaur commission to a client last week. As you can see by her reply email, she was rather pleased:

Holy sh*t, Rob . . .  He is fanf*ckingtastic!!!!

If you would like a fanf*kingtastic commission of your own, get in touch with me at studio@swizzle.ca

Some Canadian Animals

I’m working on a street installation project with Flying Pony’s Andrew Horne. The finished design will be over 15 feet high and feature cut-out cartoon heads by Horne and myself. We’re unveiling the project, Bazaar Bizarre, at the Festival of South Asia along Gerrard Street in Toronto on August 23 and 24.

I drew nearly two dozen heads for us to choose from, including this suite of Canadian mammals that didn’t make the cut (we went with mostly imaginary beasts).

Anyone want to commission me to paint their children’s room or design their tattoos? I think this artwork has (ahem) legs.

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Tool paintings for Father’s Day

Over the last few months, I’ve been doing a lot of tool paintings. I like the way my loose drawing style and field painting backgrounds contrast with the precise idea of a tool. Most recently, I painted this handscrew for art collector Don Alexander:

Handscrew, 12"x12, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2014.

Handscrew, 12″x12, acrylic on canvas, Rob Elliott, 2014.

Is there a power tool you’re particularly fond of? A kitchen knife your husband constantly uses? Does your dad have a favourite chisel or socket wrench? Send me images and I can do a pop-modern painting of it for Father’s Day, June 15.

Prices start at $200 for a 12″x12″ painting. Other sizes are available. Contact me at studio@swizzle.ca.