Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sarah McLachlan, Needle felted wool portrait

 

Needle felted wool, foam core 
24" x 24" x 2" — 2020
A true pleasure to work on this portrait as Sarah has been an inspiration for over 30 years!



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Barbra Streisand, Needle felted wool portrait

 

24" x 24" x 2" — 2020
Needle felted wool, foam core
The Dames, Divas and Icons series of portraits continues . . .


Monday, August 10, 2020

Kim Novak, Needle felted wool portrait



Kim Novak and Pyewacket from movie Bell Book and Candle
Needle felted wool, foam
24" x 24' x 2"

Monday, August 3, 2020

Celine Dion, Needle felted wool portrait

Celine Dion . . .  The Dames, Divas and Icons portrait series continues 


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Endora - Agnes Moorhead, Needle felted wool portrait

Agnes Moorehead as Endora from TV Series Bewitched
Needle felted wool, foam
24" x 24" x 2" — 2020

Monday, July 13, 2020

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Portrait of the Artist


Self Portrait
Needle felted wool
24" x 24" x 2" — 2020

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Needle felted portrait of Dame Judi Dench


Needle felted wool, foam
24" x 24" x 2"
The portrait series of "Dames, Divas and Icons" continues

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Needle felted portrait of Cher

"Cher"
Needle felted wool, foam
24" x 24" x 2"
The portrait series of "Dames, Divas and Icons" continues


Friday, March 6, 2020

Needle felted wool portrait of Queen Elizabeth


Queen Elizabeth II
Needle felted wool
24" x 24" x 2" — 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

"Dale's Mail", CTV's Adam Sawatsky's Sign Off

A recent visit by Adam Sawatsky to the studio yielded a segment titled "Dale's Mail" 
It focused on the mail art collection of Autographed Portraits that have been arriving at the studio over the past 12 years. The Postcard Series was inspired by a book "The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects" by John Tingey.
Here's the CTV link: Dale's Mail
Thanks Adam for your visit . . great to see you again.

Needle felted portrait of Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith
Needle felted wool, foam
24" x 24" x 2" — 2020

The portrait series has been extended to include Dames, Divas and Icons . . 
First in the series is Dame Maggie as Dora Charleston from the 1976 film "Murder by Death"


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Contrapposto: group exhibition featuring local, national, and international artists

All 333 Crocheted "Distorts" on display for the first time


(Thanks to Andrew Niemann for the photos)

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Contrapposto: group exhibition featuring local, national, and international artists 

Exhibition 1-30 November 2019 

Reception Friday 1 November, 7PM

Artist Talk Wednesday 6 November, 7:30PM
w/ Carl Stewart UVic Fine Arts Building

Curator’s Tour Saturday 23 November, 3PM
w/ Kegan McFadden

Artist Talk Wednesday 27 November, 2:30PM
w/ Jade Yumang Camosun College Visual Arts Department



THE VICTORIA ARTS COUNCIL IS THRILLED TO OFFER YOU A VERY DIFFERENT GROUP OF SEVEN … 

Join us for the opening reception of contrapposto, a curated group show with work in beading, weaving, soft sculpture, quilting, and installation by Ryan Josey (Halifax), Lawrence Mandes (Rosthern), Aay Preston-Myint (San Fransisco), Carl Stewart (Ottawa), Dale Roberts (Victoria), Nico Williams (Montreal), and Jade Yumang (Chicago). 

contrapposto places art by seven queer male-identified artists working in textiles and other hand-made forms in conversation as a way of relating to (queer) histories through non-figuration. The title — a reference to classical sculpture popularized by perhaps the most famous queer artist, Michelangelo– is a red herring and is meant to act as a counter to the work on display, allowing for the artists to be seen as butting up against the hegemony of classification and supposed ‘masters.’ These works operate in opposition to oppressive forces and attempt to offer a new way of seeing histories as well as imagining futures. The work is held-up or in place by what came before, though is also unencumbered and in a sense allowed to be seen because of such tension it presents through the denial of the (male) figure. – Kegan McFadden, exhibition curator

The work on display references a wide variety of source material, taking inspiration from underground publishing (gay social magazines and comic books) to BDSM sex practices, from homophobic murder to nautical signage, and matrilineal histories to personal talismans. 


Image: Jade Yumang, Page 37 (“I Was A Homo for FBI, Beg’nr’s Guide to Cruising”), 2018 

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Exhibition hours: Tues-Sat|12pM to 5PM

Needle felted wool Portrait of Lipsynka

Needle felted wool portrait of Lipsynka
24" x 24" x 2"
Wool, foam core

Needle felted wool portrait of "Miss Chief" Kent Monkman

Needle felted wool portrait of Miss Chief
24" x 24" x 2"
wool, foam core  

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Needle felted portrait of Performer Kitt Russell

Needle felted wool, foam core
24" x 24" x 2"

Art + Fare 2019

GALLERY FUNDRAISER, SEASONAL

Some new needle felted works 
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KD Lang
8" x 10" x 2"
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Oscar Wilde
12" x 12" x 2"
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Emily Carr
12" x 12" x 2"
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Queen Victoria
12" x 12" x 2"
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Queen Elizabeth II
12" x 12" x 2"
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Art + Fare 5 
SATURDAY SEP 21 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join the Members of The Union Club of British Columbia on September 21, 2019 for Art + Fare, an evening of local food, music and art and a fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV).
All proceeds will support AGGV programs including Family Sundays, hands-on-art making for the whole family with engaging activities of storytellers, artists, performers and musicians; School Tours and ½ day Workshops in schools featuring local artists; Teacher Resource Guides offering free activities and projects for any/all ages grades K-12; and New Extreme Mentorship Program, connecting local artists and youth.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Needle feted portrait of the Rocketman

"Elton"
Needle felted wool, foam core
12" x 12 " x 2" - 2019


Monday, May 6, 2019

Taylor Mac - Needle felted wool portrait

"Taylor Mac"
Needle felted wool portrait of performance artist Taylor Mac
24" x 24" x 2" — 2019


Friday, January 4, 2019

Self Portrait

Self Portrait 
24" x 24" x 2"
Needle felted wool, foam core

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sole Train to The Night Market, Fluevog Shoes, Johnson Street, Victoria, BC



"Tovah Felt-Shoe" or "Wishful Thinking"
Needle felted wool

Swan Shoe
Crocheted cotton and needle felted wool


Poem by Linda Rogers 
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Long necked shoe has wings 
Silver heel on silver water 
Runway to the stars 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

"MEND" opening November 9th, 7-9 PM at the Atrium, 800 Yates Street


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Simeon
14" x 14" - felted wool ( dry and wet felting, stencil, wood hoop

Stella - 1
14" x 14"
Needle felted wool, foam core, wood hoop

Stella - 2
14" x 14"
Needle felted wool, foam core, wood hoop



Monday, September 10, 2018

Transformers - The Series Poster

The portrait series
each needle felted wool portrait measures 24" x 24"


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hugo Weaving/Mitzi Del Bra, Needle felted wool portrait



Hugo Weaving/Mitzi Del Bra
(Priscilla - Queen of the Desert) 
Needle felted wool, foamcore
24" x 24" x 2" — 2018
(Continuation of the Transformers series of portraits . . )

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Needle felted study, Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
Needle felted wool
8" x 10" x 2" — 2018


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Needle felted wool portrait of Frank Marino, Las Vegas

Needle felted wool portrait of Frank Marino
from his show Divas Las Vegas
Needle Felted Wool, Foam Core
24" x 24" x 2" — 2018



Tuesday, February 20, 2018