Rita Rose, 2006
       
     
Figure with Unicorn, Mirror and Birds, 2004
       
     
Knight, 2004.
       
     
Girl in Yellow, 2004
       
     
Head with Brown Object, 2003
       
     
Red Dot Kerri, 2003
       
     
Gillian, 2003
       
     
Gillian Facing Right, 2003
       
     
Yellow Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Blue Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Pink Vermeer, 2005
       
     
Red Sphynx Potion, 2005
       
     
Light Pouring, 2005
       
     
Vermassa, 2005
       
     
BuddhaTeaFlower, 2006
       
     
Tea Girl, 2006
       
     
Poolside Rita, 2006
       
     
Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004
       
     
Kerri, 2004
       
     
Creme Glace Girl(s), 2007
       
     
Reclining Pregnant Woman, 2007
       
     
Anti-Gravity Revisited, 2007
       
     
This, Here, Now, Now, 2007
       
     
Study of a Pregnant Woman, 2007
       
     
Girl in Orange, 2003
       
     
Icecream Girl #3, 2007
       
     
Icecream Girl #2, 2007
       
     
Skye Cafe, 2007
       
     
8 Foot, Nine Months, 2007
       
     
Father & Child, 2007
       
     
The A-OKay Cafe (Reet near Kakabeka Falls), 2006
       
     
Girl with Cat, 2005
       
     
Arrangement in Horse and Reverie, 2006
       
     
Pie Island, 2007
       
     
Pink Twin Psyche, 2006
       
     
Detail image of 'Pink Twin Psyche'
       
     
Tricycle 5, 2006
       
     
Tricycle Series, 2006
       
     
2 inch detail of a head from 'Tricycle' series, 2006
       
     
Lucid, 2007
       
     
Camp Cottage, 2006
       
     
Lazy Yellow Sunday Afternoon, 2005
       
     
Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005
       
     
Girl with Horn, 2005
       
     
Chatline, 2005
       
     
Jamie & Adrienne, 2005
       
     
Aztec Penthouse, 2005
       
     
Stockholm, 2005
       
     
Anti-Gravity Beverage, 2007
       
     
Chance, Flight and Freedom, 2006
       
     
Alternative Grounds, 2005
       
     
Persona, 2006
       
     
Pink Reclining Nude (After Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres), 2004
       
     
Roommate (Sean), 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) I, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) II, 2003
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) III, 2004
       
     
Gillian at Window, 2003
       
     
Orange Lips, 2003
       
     
Gillian in Headwrap, 2003
       
     
Girl with Milkshakes, 2004
       
     
Girl with Bird, 2004
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Lucky Kats Series, 2003
       
     
Bubble Girl, 2005
       
     
Emily's Dream, 2005
       
     
Rita Rose, 2006
       
     
Rita Rose, 2006

Oil on canvas, 46 x 40 inches.

This painting is currently available.  Please contact me if you are interested in this piece:

email: vermassa@gmail.com

phone: (289) 213-2472

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.

Girl in Yellow, 2004
       
     
Girl in Yellow, 2004

Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Head with Brown Object, 2003
       
     
Head with Brown Object, 2003

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

 

Red Dot Kerri, 2003
       
     
Red Dot Kerri, 2003

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

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

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.

BuddhaTeaFlower, 2006
       
     
BuddhaTeaFlower, 2006

Oil and acrylic on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.

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

email: vermassa@gmail.com

phone: (289) 213-2472

Tea Girl, 2006
       
     
Tea Girl, 2006

Oil on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

Poolside Rita, 2006
       
     
Poolside Rita, 2006

Oil on canvas, 46 x 40 inches.  SOLD

Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004
       
     
Reclining Bionic Nude, 2004

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

 

Kerri, 2004
       
     
Kerri, 2004

Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches.  SOLD

Creme Glace Girl(s), 2007
       
     
Creme Glace Girl(s), 2007

Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.  SOLD

Reclining Pregnant Woman, 2007
       
     
Reclining Pregnant Woman, 2007

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Anti-Gravity Revisited, 2007
       
     
Anti-Gravity Revisited, 2007

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

This, Here, Now, Now, 2007
       
     
This, Here, Now, Now, 2007

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Study of a Pregnant Woman, 2007
       
     
Study of a Pregnant Woman, 2007

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  Unavailable

Based on the mother of my child, and Canadian singer/songwriter Rita Visser.  Check out her music here:  Leapin.

Girl in Orange, 2003
       
     
Girl in Orange, 2003

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

Icecream Girl #3, 2007
       
     
Icecream Girl #3, 2007

Oil on panel, 30 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Icecream Girl #2, 2007
       
     
Icecream Girl #2, 2007

Oil on canvas, 36 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Skye Cafe, 2007
       
     
Skye Cafe, 2007

Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.  SOLD

8 Foot, Nine Months, 2007
       
     
8 Foot, Nine Months, 2007

Oil on canvas, 28 x 96 inches.  SOLD

This large horizontal canvas was based on the mother of my child while she was pregnant with our soon to be born beautiful daughter, Skye.

Father & Child, 2007
       
     
Father & Child, 2007

Oil on canvas, 28 x 96 inches.  SOLD

A companion canvas to 8 Foot, 9 Months, shown just before this image here on my website.

The A-OKay Cafe (Reet near Kakabeka Falls), 2006
       
     
The A-OKay Cafe (Reet near Kakabeka Falls), 2006

Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches.  SOLD

The figure in this painting is based on Rita Visser, Canadian singer/songwriter.  You can check out her music here:  Leapin.

Girl with Cat, 2005
       
     
Girl with Cat, 2005

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

Arrangement in Horse and Reverie, 2006
       
     
Arrangement in Horse and Reverie, 2006

Oil on canvas, 75 x 80 inches.  SOLD

Pie Island, 2007
       
     
Pie Island, 2007

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Landscape in top left corner based on Pie Island in Thunder Bay, and figure based on Canadian singer/songwriter Rita Visser (and mother of my child) when she was expecting our baby, and we were on a trip through Grand Marais.

Pink Twin Psyche, 2006
       
     
Pink Twin Psyche, 2006

Oil, acrylic, and marker on panel, 8 x 10 inches.

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

email: vermassa@gmail.com

phone: (289) 213-2472

 

Detail image of 'Pink Twin Psyche'
       
     
Detail image of 'Pink Twin Psyche'

(see full image of this painting next to this one, thanks)

Tricycle 5, 2006
       
     
Tricycle 5, 2006

Oil on panel, 30 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Tricycle Series, 2006
       
     
Tricycle Series, 2006

Oil, acrylic, and marker on panel, 8 x 10 inches each.  SOLD

2 inch detail of a head from 'Tricycle' series, 2006
       
     
2 inch detail of a head from 'Tricycle' series, 2006

(see full image of this painting next to this one, thanks)

Lucid, 2007
       
     
Lucid, 2007

Oil on wood panel, 30 x 36 inches.  SOLD

Camp Cottage, 2006
       
     
Camp Cottage, 2006

Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches.  SOLD

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

Oil on canvas, 54 x 48 inches.  SOLD

Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005
       
     
Mushroom Cloud Meditation, 2005

Oil on canvas, 48 x 54 inches.  SOLD

Girl with Horn, 2005
       
     
Girl with Horn, 2005

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

Chatline, 2005
       
     
Chatline, 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

Stockholm, 2005
       
     
Stockholm, 2005

Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.  SOLD

Anti-Gravity Beverage, 2007
       
     
Anti-Gravity Beverage, 2007

Oil on panel, 30 x 36 inches.  SOLD

 

Chance, Flight and Freedom, 2006
       
     
Chance, Flight and Freedom, 2006

Oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches.  SOLD

Alternative Grounds, 2005
       
     
Alternative Grounds, 2005

Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches.  SOLD

Persona, 2006
       
     
Persona, 2006

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 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

Roommate (Sean), 2003
       
     
Roommate (Sean), 2003

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

This painting is currently available.  Please contact me if you are interested in this piece, thanks:

email: vermassa@gmail.com

phone: (289) 213-2472

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

Twin Seeker(s) III, 2004
       
     
Twin Seeker(s) III, 2004

Oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches.  SOLD
 

Gillian at Window, 2003
       
     
Gillian at Window, 2003

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

Orange Lips, 2003
       
     
Orange Lips, 2003

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

Gillian in Headwrap, 2003
       
     
Gillian in Headwrap, 2003

Oil on gessoed 300lb watercolour paper, 9 x 10 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

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

Oil on canvas, 49 x 49 inches.  SOLD