Head with Brown Object, 2003
       
     
Girl in Yellow, 2004
       
     
Emily's Dream, 2005
       
     
Yellow Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Blue Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Pink Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Red Sphynx Potion, 2005
       
     
Light Pouring, 2005
       
     
Vermassa, 2005
       
     
Lazy Yellow Sunday Afternoon, 2005
       
     
Figure with Unicorn, Mirror and Birds, 2004
       
     
Knight, 2004.
       
     
Gillian, 2003
       
     
Gillian Facing Right, 2003
       
     
Red Dot Kerri, 2003
       
     
Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004
       
     
Girl with Cat, 2005
       
     
Kerri, 2004
       
     
Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005
       
     
Chatline, 2005
       
     
Stockholm, 2005
       
     
Jamie & Adrienne, 2005
       
     
Aztec Penthouse, 2005
       
     
Alternative Grounds, 2005
       
     
Pink Reclining Nude (After Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres), 2004
       
     
Girl in Orange, 2003
       
     
Gillian in Headwrap, 2003
       
     
Orange Lips, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) I, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) II, 2003
       
     
Girl with Milkshakes, 2004
       
     
Girl with Bird, 2004
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Bubble Girl, 2005
       
     
Head with Brown Object, 2003
       
     
Head with Brown Object, 2003

Oil, marker, and acrylic on w/c paper, 15 x 11 inches.  SOLD

 

Girl in Yellow, 2004
       
     
Girl in Yellow, 2004

Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Emily's Dream, 2005
       
     
Emily's Dream, 2005

Oil on canvas, 49 x 49 inches.  SOLD

Yellow Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Yellow Vermeer, 2005

Oil on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

This is the first of three canvases based on Jan Vermeer's painting Woman with a Water Jug from 1662.  The next two in the series become progressively more abstracted and can be seen in the next images here on my website.  The size of the original Vermeer is the same as the size of the map in my painting in the upper right corner. 

Blue Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Blue Vermeer, 2005

Oil and marker on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

Pink Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Pink Vermeer, 2005

Oil and oil stick on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

Red Sphynx Potion, 2005
       
     
Red Sphynx Potion, 2005

Oil, acrylic, and marker on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

A continuation of my first series of working in a contemporary abstracted style from Jan Vermeer.  After the 3 painting series before this one with being inspired by his Woman with a Water Jug, this and the next two canvases were based on Vermeer's painting The Milkmaid from 1658. 

Light Pouring, 2005
       
     
Light Pouring, 2005

Oil, acrylic, and marker on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD
 

Vermassa, 2005
       
     
Vermassa, 2005

Oil, acrylic, and marker on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

This piece is one of three based on The Milkmaid from 1658.  I had intended it to have a more classical feel, but the painting took its own turns.  As I was working in my sketchbook figuring out direction on the piece, I kept scrawling in different ways a name I made up based on a feminized hybrid of Vermeer and Picasso (due to the harlequin pattern that ended up on the right arm of the figure in this painting).  I decided to scrawl it onto the lower right section of the canvas to reinforce the composition and stay true to process.  As a side note, when trying to get a gmail address later, and having all of the versions on my own name seemingly unavailable, I used 'Vermassa' instead, and continue to do so to this day.

Lazy Yellow Sunday Afternoon, 2005
       
     
Lazy Yellow Sunday Afternoon, 2005

Oil on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

Figure with Unicorn, Mirror and Birds, 2004
       
     
Figure with Unicorn, Mirror and Birds, 2004

Oil on canvas, 80 x 44 inches.  SOLD

Knight, 2004.
       
     
Knight, 2004.

Oil on canvas, 80 x 44 inches.  SOLD

During a trip back to NYC, I stood in front of a body of German jousting armour making sketches in the amazing collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  These drawings in a tiny moleskine sketchbook became the reference material for this large canvas when I returned to my studio in Toronto.  This painting guarded many doors of homes we moved to over the years after, as a sort of icon of protective energy.

Gillian, 2003
       
     
Gillian, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 15 x 11 inches.  SOLD


 

Gillian Facing Right, 2003
       
     
Gillian Facing Right, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 15 x 11 inches. 

Currently available. Please message me if interested in this painting, thanks!

email: vermassa@gmail.com

phone: (289) 213-2472

Red Dot Kerri, 2003
       
     
Red Dot Kerri, 2003

Oil and marker on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 15 x 11 inches.  SOLD

Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004
       
     
Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

 

Girl with Cat, 2005
       
     
Girl with Cat, 2005

Oil, acrylic, and marker on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  Unavailable

Kerri, 2004
       
     
Kerri, 2004

Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches.  SOLD

Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005
       
     
Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005

Oil on canvas, 48 x 54 inches.  SOLD

Chatline, 2005
       
     
Chatline, 2005

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Stockholm, 2005
       
     
Stockholm, 2005

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Jamie & Adrienne, 2005
       
     
Jamie & Adrienne, 2005

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches.  SOLD

Aztec Penthouse, 2005
       
     
Aztec Penthouse, 2005

Oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches. SOLD

Alternative Grounds, 2005
       
     
Alternative Grounds, 2005

Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Pink Reclining Nude (After Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres), 2004
       
     
Pink Reclining Nude (After Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres), 2004

Oil on canvas, 44 x 80 inches.  SOLD

Girl in Orange, 2003
       
     
Girl in Orange, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 7 x 7 inches.  SOLD

Gillian in Headwrap, 2003
       
     
Gillian in Headwrap, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 9 x 10 inches.  SOLD

Orange Lips, 2003
       
     
Orange Lips, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 11 x 11 inches.  SOLD

Twin Seeker(s) I, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) I, 2003

Oil on canvas, 48 x 54 inches.  SOLD

Twin Seeker(s) II, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) II, 2003

Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Girl with Milkshakes, 2004
       
     
Girl with Milkshakes, 2004

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

 

Girl with Bird, 2004
       
     
Girl with Bird, 2004

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003

Oil, acrylic, and marker on 300lb watercolour paper, 15 x 11 inches each.  Unavailable

Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003

Oil, acrylic, and marker on 300lb watercolour paper, 15 x 11 inches each.  Unavailable

This with the image beside this show a total of 21 of the 22 piece series of Lucky Kats that was created on a trip back to NYC while I was living in Toronto.  They were conceived of as sitting meditators as much as deviations from symbolic porecelain feline figurines as icons for bringing customers and luck into Korean corner stores, Japanese restaurants, and living spaces.

Bubble Girl, 2005
       
     
Bubble Girl, 2005

Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.  SOLD