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‘Keep the Change’

During our busy and hectic schedules, It can be a real treat to take the time and just sit down at your local restaurant or cafe to relax with a cup of coffee. It is even more enjoyable when you are greeted with a genuine and welcoming smile, or perhaps even a little conversation. Pleasant morning encounters such as this, just help to get the day off to a good start. When someone puts in that extra effort to spread a little joy and happiness into my day, I just have to say, “Keep the Change.”

This painting is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Burlington in the Small is Beautiful Exhibition.

‘Keep the Change’ 12″x12″ oil on panel

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‘Small is Beautiful’

Always fun hanging with this crew!

Happy to be part of this show. Some great artwork. Come to the Art Gallery of Burlington and check it out.

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NOAPS ‘Best Technique and Handling’ Award

I was honoured to be accepted into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society 2019 Best of America Show hosted by Montgomery Lee Fine Art in Park City Utah. 125 artists were accepted into the show. I was even more honoured and delighted to later find out that my painting ‘Red Pipe Wrench’ was awarded ‘Best Technique and Handling’ 
Congratulations to all the other accepted artists and award winners. Check out all the great art at www.noaps.org

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‘Fish Candy’

Fish Candy 20″ x 30″ oil on canvas

When I was young I would spend hours looking through the ‘Le Baron’ catalogue that I picked up at the Sportsman Show. I would study all the fishing lures and tackle trying to decide what belonged in my collection. When I got to visit a store where fishing gear was sold I would be in awe. All the racks of colourful lures and equipment would be on display like sparkling jewelry. After selecting what ever I could afford at the time, I would go home and organize my tackle box, while at the same time anticipating and dreaming of the next trip out on the water. When I finally got out there, usually at the crack of dawn, it was time to select the right lure and cast it across the still water in hopes that that bass lurking under the surface would see it as ‘Fish Candy’ and go for it.

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Ron Greig with Bruce Outridge

You Tube Video

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Interview with Ron Greig

Cashing in on Creativity Podcast

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paintings

‘On the Rocks’

“On the Rocks” 16″x16″ oil on canvas

A little painting of freshly poured fine Rye. Whiskey connoisseurs don’t fret. The droplets on the table are melted shards of ice… not spilled 18 year old Wisers.

‘On the Rocks’ 16″x16″ oil on canvas



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awards

NOAPS Merit Award

I am very pleased and honoured to have received an award from the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society for my painting, ‘The Last Glass’. Congratulations to all the other artists who were recognized and chosen to participate in the 2019 NOAPS Spring Online International Exhibition. 
Visit www.noaps.org and check out all the amazing art.

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Primary Focus: Colour

A Fireside Lounge BFAA Members Exhibition

Wednesday May 1 to Tuesday 28, 2019 Art Gallery of Burlington

Hanging with the Ladies

I had a good time helping these ladies hang all these great paintings on Wednesday. They went fairly easy on me (‘the new guy’). I think it’s because I could reach pretty high.

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Red Pipe Wrench

‘Red Pipe Wrench’ 16″x16″ oil on canvas

My grandfather was able to fix almost anything. Sitting down usually, and smoking his pipe, he would calmly tinker at his repair projects in the driveway or at the kitchen table. When he needed a tool or a part he would provide me with pin point directions and send me off to his garage to retrieve whatever he needed. Eager to help, I would have to navigate past disassembled engines, a boat, tires, tool boxes and various other obstacles in order to make my way to the work bench. Amongst the cornucopia of tools and hardware cluttering every square inch of horizontal surface I would have to find, for instance, a 7/16” spanner. It would usually take me two or three trips, each time obtaining a more detailed description of the tool and it’s location, before I was successful at locating it.

At times I stood lost in that dimly lit garage and would say to myself, “Why couldn’t he just ask me for the Red Pipe Wrench?”