Monday, December 16, 2013

Upcoming Art Shows 2014

January 1 - 30
Group Show
Broadview Espresso
817 Broadview Ave. Toronto, ON.
More details at:

January 16 - 22
Animorph Group Art Exhibit
1109 Queen St. E. Toronto, ON.
Opening Reception: January 16, 7 - 11pm
More details at:

January 25 - February 2
By The Pound
Goodfellas Gallery
1266 Queen St. West Toronto, ON.
Opening Reception: January 25, 6 - 9pm.
More details at: and at

February 7
Burlington Art Auction
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON.
L7S 1A9
905 632 7796
More details at:

February 10 - February 24
Group Show
Art Square Cafe
334 Dundas St. West, Toronto ON. M5T (Across from the AGO.)
More details at:

February 25 - April 29
Solo Show
Cliffcrest Library
2977 Kingston Rd. Toronto, ON. 1M1 1P1
More info at:

March 30 - April 6
Group Show
Arta Gallery
14 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON
416 364 2782

May 23 - June 3
Group Show
Womens Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur, Toronto, ON. M5R 1B2

July 28 - August 11
Group Show
Art Square Gallery and Cafe
334 Dundas Street W.
Toronto M5T 1G5
416 489 6456
Gallery Hours 10am - 10pm

September 30 - October 30
Group Show
Steam Whistle
255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON. M5V 3M9

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thanks for taking interest!

Here are just some of the super nice things people had to say about my paintings at last night's art opening:

"That's going to make someone really happy." -Soldier in uniform I met on elevator when I was delivering my painting.

"I go to a lot of art shows and this is the most original I've seen in Toronto." -Filmmaker 

"You know gallery owners end up showing a lot of the same thing, so it's really rare and special to get to see something new." -Gallery Owner


  @ the Ben Navaee Gallery
     1107 Queen St. E. To, ON. M4M 1K7 416 999 1030
Featuring the latest in paintings by Lisa Ng, Habitual Behaviour presents animals caught in endless patterns of behaviour, behaviour of a particular kind. Company is very much appreciated, treat us to your sympathy?

Dec. 6 - Dec. 13
Opening Reception: Fri. Dec. 6, 7 - 9pm.

Hours: 1 - 5pm daily, or by appointment.

For more info visit:
Sponsored in part by Max db Art Consulting. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hopeful Cat

   I extinguished my previous website, It was too much work I didn't want to be doing and costly. The saddest part is that I have now lost my guestbook that some of the nicest people had written the kindest comments in. Even though I read them and I know that now, there's still a gaping hole there. I have a memory of it, if not at least a missing of one. You can always sign up to my free monthly mailing list at or Google me even, I'm all over the internet.

   Below I have my centre piece from the Yorkville Library art show. Click on the photo see it bigger. Folks can still find it at the HABITUAL BEHAVIOUR art show located below. Happy Sunday : )

Forest Inside Out
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Friday, November 22, 2013


     @ the Ben Navaee Gallery
     1107 Queen St. E. To, ON. M4M 1K7 416 999 1030
Featuring the latest in paintings by Lisa Ng, Habitual Behaviour presents animals caught in endless patterns of behaviour, behaviour of a particular kind. Company is very much appreciated, treat us to your sympathy?

Dec. 6 - Dec. 13
Opening Reception: Fri. Dec. 6, 7 - 9pm.

Hours: 1 - 5pm daily, or by appointment.

For more info visit:
Sponsored in part by Max db Art Consulting. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Animals In Distress

     @ the Yorkville Library
Animals In Distress presents my latest in paintings produced during a self imposed art room lock down. An animal with a painting habit, I paint out of necessity. I see a world that needs a painting, a painting of a particular kind, and I paint it, to create a world where said painting exists.

I'm most excited to release my latest: A 4 by 3 feet painting of a rather curious habitat.

It's important to me that I get to paint what I want to paint, and to be able to share those paintings. So will you come, and help me share my paintings?

November 2 to November 30, 2013
22 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, ON.

Monday-Thursday: 9am - 830pm
Friday-Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Sponsored in part by Max db Art Consulting

1000 for 10

I'm putting in 30 Spooky Astronaut Drawing Club posters and my art degree.
All for $10 each at the 1000 for 10!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 : 7pm - midnight.
822 Dundas St. West
Creatures Creating Gallery

More info @:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Indoor Migration: 3 Solo Art Shows !

It's time to head inside, it's getting chilly outside where I am. I'm just finishing up the latest 4 by 3 feet habitat now. I am looking forward to it and I hope you are too. Admission is free, heating is provided too.

1. Yorkville Library: November 2 to November 30, 2013

2. Ben Navaee Gallery: December 6 to December 13, 2013

3. Cliffcrest Library: February 25 to April 29, 2014

Sponsored in part by Max db Art Consulting.

You can also find me on facebook, to learn more about my daily process and inner thoughts.

That I update pretty much daily.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

take pART

I'm taking pART in a mystery ART sale fundraiser, how alluring!

Nuit Blanche Group Exhibition


1111 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1K7
Hours: 1 - 5 p.m. daily or by appointment
Phone: 416 466 3996 or 416 999 1030

Reception: Saturday October 5, 8 - 10 p.m.
Show runs September 30 - October 9

Hope to sniff you there.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


September 7, 530 Euclid, Toronto, ON.
4 - 6 pm

Whether you plan on going back to school or not, don't forget to take advantage of these great sales!
Designer fall fashions and accessories:
(Discount textbooks and school uniforms also.)

Monday, August 19, 2013

I've been interviewed.

I was recently contacted by a rather charming and inquisitive character the other day. She came throughly researched and offered up some good questions. Find the answers in the link below. It comes with some nice shots of my own personal art collection as well. Thanks so much Lexiquette, that was super fun!:


Thursday, August 8, 2013

mEAT my new painting:

5 x 2 feet, both salty and sweet. 
It also comes with a list of things you can hunt for, in case you want to print it off at your next visit so you don't miss anything:

ketchup, 1 squirt
mustard, 1 squirt
3 light blue petals
1 pickle slice
a pill
1 mushroom slice
purple flower petals
1 car
a beach ball
a cherry
a bun
1 cloud
1 seagull
1 hot pepper
1 white flower
a snail
a stalk of 2 mushrooms
1 hot babe

I will be exhibiting it for the first time along with some other new work at

Mel Lastman Square
Located at Yonge & Sheppard, Toronto, ON.
August 16, 11 - 8
August 17, 11 - 6
Booth 34

Hope you enjoyed the tasting.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

10th Year Anniversary Exhibition Tour !

     This year I'm celebrating my 10th year as an exhibiting artist. I've always wanted to be one and so for this miraculous occasion, I've put together the:


     20 stops, 3 sponsors, for 47 days of the Spring and Summer seasons, I'll be touring the city, exhibiting and sharing my latest pride in paintings and stuff: animals, both comforted and distressed, in an array of uncanny habitats, patterns, and behaviours. Pet with your eyes, not with your hands! Admission is free. Bring your family and bring your friends.

STOP 1: 10/05/2013 - 02/06/2013 RAW TEASER @ HANGMAN GALLERY

Open your eyes, there's a Spring Frog on the loose !

May 10, 2013 - June 6, 2013
Hangman Gallery
756 Queen St. East
Hours: Tues. - Sun.: 12 - 5


I'm told it will be somewhere around Jimmie Simpson Park
Ask around. Hangman Gallery (see above) will probably know.
It's a New Canadian Landscape Painting

I'll update details as I know.


Look out for ssssssnakes and feathery things !

   The Scarborough Arts Council have included a painting by me along with a piece by The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club this year into their BIG ART BOOK:

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Launch Party: 6 - 8 pm
Access Point, 3079 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Over 130 artists featured in this online digital anthology of written and visual art !

STOP 4: 23/05/2013 - 05/06/2013 SPRING FLING @ PROJECT GALLERY

Farm animals amuck !

May 23, 2013 - June 5, 2013
Project Gallery
1109 Queen St. East

More details at:


My sold painting and I. Thank you PROJECTgallery ! :

STOP 5: 25/05/2013 - 26/05/2013: yART SALE MAY EDITION @ 530 EUCLID
A collective gathering of animals and their things, mostly. 
Also feat. the latest in top of the line Spooky Astronaut buttons and posters of captured wild and gory creatures of course ! 

May 25, 2013 - May 26, 2013
530 Euclid 
yART SALE May edition.
More details to come.

My first art battle, observe me while I paint like an animal for prize money and sustenance. 
For the advancement and enjoyment of humans of course.

May 30, 2013, 7pm
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville St.

Details coming soon, more info can be found at:

Along with the Facebook invite:

This is what I painted. My favourite was watching people pose in front of it for pictures and meeting some really rad painters. The print will be made available soon, all proceeds will go to support the Women's College Hospital.


Looks like there'll be some exotic animals at the Riverdale Art Walk this year. 

Bring your pets ! I'd love to meet. 

June 1 & 2, 2013, 11am - 6pm 
Jimmie Simpson Park
870 Queen St. East
Booth 78

I won an award! 
It says for "Outstanding Painting (As chosen by their peers.)" 
Thank you Above Ground Art Supplies and the Riverdale Art Walk !

From left to right: Peter Tabun - MPP, Toronto-Danforth, Craig Scott - MP, Toronto-Danforth, myself, Kate Taylor -Artist and Chair, Artists' Network Board of Directors, and Russell Brohier - Executive Director, Artist's Network

Warm shout outs to my very supportive family and friends !

From left to right: Derek Ensoll - Art collector and long time friend, Mike Brown - of Max db Art Consulting.

From left to right: Myself and Teresa Brown - of Max db Art Consulting. 

I met a generous lady who offered to take my portrait. Here is a snap:

The full album can be located here:

Courtesy of Judit Petz.


Do you like my graduation photo? I'll be graduating on my birthday too, coincidently.

"Graduating nursing school is going to feel like getting out of prison." 
-staff nurse

Woot ! Woot ! I'm playing everything up this year . 


This will be my first visit here, they sure seem excited, the grass looks really green, I look forward to the graze !

June 8
Birkdale Art In The Park
1299 Ellesmere Road Scarborough 
10am - 4pm
More details coming.

Here's my profile along with others! 

There'll be lots to see:

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STOP 9: 15/06/2013 - 16/06/2013: NXNE FESTIVAL @ RYERSON QUAD ART SQUARE

View them under quality indoor lighting too ! 

June 15: 12 - 8 pm
June 16: 12 - 5 pm
Ryerson Quad Art Square
Entrance near Church & Gerrard St. E. and further South on Church near Gould St.
More details coming, also more info at:

My funtastic sign and I: 

STOP 10: 20/06/2013 - 26/06/2013: COMICKAZEE @ PROJECTgallery

June 20 - June 26
1109 Queen St. E.
416 890 5051

Opening Reception: June 20, 7 - 11 pm

Regular visiting hours by appointment.

STOP 11: 22/06/2013 - 03/06/2013: BY THE POUND @ GOODFELLAS GALLERY

June 22 - July 3
Goodfellas Gallery 
1266 Queen St. West

Opening Reception: June 22, 6 - 9 pm

More information can be found at:


STOP 13: 30/06/2013: yART SALE @ 530 EUCLID

Mammals with bargain bins ! $ ! $ !

June 30 
530 Euclid 
yART SALE June edition.
More details to come.


Poor animals getting tired in the sun.

July 5: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
July 6: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
July 7: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
City Hall 
100 Queen Street West
Booth 212

More stuff to come and at:

A little blurb on my art and me:

Join the facebook invite:

STOP 15: 17/07/2013 - 23/07/2013: SOLO SHOW @ GLADSTONE HOTEL ART BAR

View these fine specimens, in gallery setting.

July 17 to July 23
Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
1214 Queen St. West

Opening Reception: July 18, 7 - 10pm

Revised Hours For Public Viewing:

July 19: CLOSED
July 20: 12 - 5pm
July 21: 2 - 5pm
July 22: 12 - 5pm

More details at:

A shout out from BlogTO:

A CRITIC'S PICK! and a MUST SEE SHOW from NOW Magazine:

Ouch! Someone bit me, thanks SNAP Magazine!

STOP 16: 18/07/2013 - 24/07/2013: CANADIANA @ ProjectGALLERY

July 18 to July 24
Project Gallery
1109 Queen St. East

Opening Reception: July 18, 7 - 11pm

Hours by appointment:  

More details at:

STOP 17: 16/08/2013 - 17/08/2013: ART WALK NORTH @ MEL LASTMAN SQUARE

August 16: 11 am - 8 pm
August 17: 11 am - 6 pm
Mel Lastman Square
Yonge & Sheppard
Booth 34

More information can be found at:

STOP: 18 07/09/2013: yART SALE SEPTEMBER @ 530 Euclid, Toronto, ON.

September 7: 4 pm - 6 pm


The dogs disperse, the birds bust out of their cages, and the zookeeper bows and curtsies.

September 21 to September 22
11am - 6pm
Trinity Bellwoods Park 
Booth H13 yellow

More info here:


: )

November 1 to November 30

More info here:

Special Sponsorship Appreciation Points to:
Max db Art, Community Enterprises, The Scarborough Arts Council, and the Toronto Public Library

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Good News Galore : Spring Tour Schedule

20/04/2013 - 21/04/2013 KENSINGTON MARKET

They've asked me to submit a painting ! :

Opening Party:
April 20 at 4:20 pm until April 21 at 4:20 am
291 Augusta Le Ti Colibri (French Caribbean Restaurant in Kensington Market)
Showcasing local artists and their artwork inspired around Marijuana.
There will be food and drinks and music by DJ T-ace / DJ N!C (Raggae, danchall, hiphop, soul)

Show is up for a week.
Tuesday - Sunday: 12 - 8 pm

I'm also changing the price of this piece to $4.20, coincidently:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Indoor Chameleon

     This painting took a forever and a half ! I'm still tweaking it here and there so it looks a tiny bit different already.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Updates etc.

     There's a painting and an Astronaut poster in:

The Pony Paddock Group Show
@ The Atomic Toybot
978 Queen St. E. (Queen and Carlaw)
Toronto, ON.

February 13 - March 6, 2013
Opening Night: February 13, 6 - 9 pm.

Regular Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 12 - 5 pm.

Happy Chinese New Year !
Year of the snake.
I might as well post this now:

Pickled Snake
11 x 14 inches
Acrylic on canvas.

Big winter snowstorm February 2013:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Burlington Art Centre Silent Auction

Prosthetic Dino @
the Burlington Art Centre Silent Auction
February 6 - 8, 2013

A snapshot into the past and beyond !
Acrylic and ink on canvas.
10 x 12 x 1.5 inches
Starting bid: $50 + admission fee $40 = $90

More info @:

905 632 7796
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Some award winning work I did with The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club :

The Rogue Leaders briefcase the night before:

What 500 looks like, a button for every nursing student and faculty ! Fantastic team effort:

People really liked the poo drawing:

Congratulations Astronauts ! 

Awarded to us from the Ryerson, Centennial, and George Brown Nursing Degree Program Faculty, thanks for CARING and taking interest ! :

The ruled book I'll save for my Astronaut Notes.

The gift card I'll use toward Astronaut ends. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

The New Canadian Landscape

I'm still looking to add to this one if anyone has any bad ideas to contribute: 

2013 Updates

My most recent painting:

Pink Couch With German Luger
14 x 11 inches

One of my closest friends asked me to do a T-Shirt for his punk rock band, the Prenods ! :

In case you're curious, here's more on the Prenods ! :

Another friend asked me to contribute to his online music blog. I wrote about one of my favourite composers: