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A Happy ‘Dragon’

I presented this print of  ‘Lonely Island’  to Robert Herjavec of Dragon’s Den fame. I only made four prints of this painting and took one to the Rally for Kids with Cancer event.

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Rally for Kids Toronto (2011)

This fundraising event was great fun. I was able to display some of my artwork and meet some great celebrities. Three Million Dollars was raised for Toronto Sick Kid’s Hospital.

Ron with Eric Roberts

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Dan’s 60th

Dan loves his Garden and Cleveland sports teams…. oh, and beer of course!  That is Dan’s backyard and shed.  The mascots are not usually there, I brought them in for the party. This illustration turned out exactly how I envisioned it.

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Kellogg’s (Jason)

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Man and his Dog

This is a painting that I was commissioned to complete before Christmas.

12″ x 24″ oil on canvas
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Lonely Island Finished

Here is the finished oil painting. This little island is nestled in a small, quiet bay on Windy Lake.

16″ x 20″ oil on canvas
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Lonely Island (progression)

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Bright Lights Hot Nights charity event

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Tower Bay story

With this painting I wanted to capture the mood of a typical peaceful early summer morning on Windy Lake, which is just outside of Sudbury Ontario. My vantage point for this scene was looking across Tower Bay towards the fire watch tower in the distance. Cascaden Tower is one of many Ontario fire lookout towers still standing today.

Jack Nyler manned this tower until he was 75 years old. Traveling by boat he would access a small rustic shoreside cabin at the base of the hill where he would spend the week. Not only did he have to scale the ladder up the side of the tower, he first had to begin each day with the long steep climb up a crude trail to get to the base of the structure. When Jack retired in the late 1960?s, younger blood took over a few years, then the tower closed in 1972. Fire watchmen like Mr. Nyler played an important role in helping to protect and preserve our precious Ontario forests.

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‘Tower Bay’

I am donating this painting to Burlington Firefighters for a fundraising auction.  If you look closely at the background you can see the fire watch tower in the distance.