Latest Acquisitions

I recently picked up two more PC Sheppard paintings at auction.  Peter Clapham Sheppard was born in Toronto on October 21, 1881. He apprenticed at engraving houses such as at Rolph, Clark, Stone Ltd. in Toronto, where he became a highly skilled lithographer. He received his art training at the …

Top art films

So I wanted to list my top art films, that is films about art, not art films like David Lynch’s Eraserhead.  I can’t really put these in any particular order but I thought I would describe why I like each film so much. Woman in Gold Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds …

Latest Acquisitions

I added two new pieces to my pottery collection. The first, is from Iceland by Aldis and I bought it because it captures the essence of Iceland very well. The bottom half is a dark black glaze which is very dense reminiscent of the black volcanic beaches.  The top is …

Pottery is universal

Every now and then I come across a universality that reminds me, we are all the same.  Pottery is one of these universalities.  Every single culture figured out pottery; from Masai people in Africa, to Mayans, to Polynesians, to Celts.  It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, there is …

Latest Acquisition

So I started buying art a few months ago.  I found this online art auction website, which happens to be across from the AGO on Dundas called Consignor Canadian Fine Art.  They have about 8 auctions a year and you get some absolute steals. I came across this charming little …

Peter Clapham Sheppard

I recently picked up two paintings at an online auction.   Peter Clapham Sheppard was born in Toronto on October 21, 1881. He apprenticed at engraving houses such as at Rolph, Clark, Stone Ltd. in Toronto, where he became a highly skilled lithographer. He received his art training at the …