"Once you see his paintings, you won't forget them... His unique vision may change the way you see." -Robert Amos: Arts, Times Colonist



Unveiling of the Kunamokst Mural Mosaic

I am excited to announce that the completed Kunamokst Mural Mosaic will be officially unveiled in West Vancouver as part of the 2010 Olympic Games celebrations!

The unveiling ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 13th from 2-4 pm at the West Van Spirit Square, located at 2121 Marine Drive. The mural, which measures 12 feet by 21 feet, will also be on display at the Spirit Square for the remainder of the Games (i.e. until February 28, 2010). More information about the unveiling and the exhibit can be found here.

I am hopeful to make the trip over to the mainland for the unveiling ceremony (or at least to the exhibit otherwise). I think it will be pretty incredible to see the mural in person and to admire how the artwork of over 200 artists comes together in a still-unknown unified image!

What's New In 2010

This post is long overdue- happy new year! :)

I have been completely absorbed in painting my way through my commissions queue lately. I am hoping to wrap them all up within the next few weeks, leaving me a couple of months still to work on some new pieces for the upcoming Harbour season. (As usual, I have a very long list of things that I am inspired to paint, and it will be impossible to have them all completed in such a short time frame. I will need a lifetime!)

One of the homes I painted this winter. Image copyright Martin Machacek 2009

Weather permitting, I will be returning to Victoria's Inner Harbour in mid-April. Due to the busy-ness of the summer season, I will not be able to work on any commissioned pieces again until mid-autumn. Although it seems a bit silly to start thinking about the holiday season now (we just came out of the holidays!), I would ask you to plan well in advance if you are considering having a commissioned painting done in time for Christmas.

In other news, my display at the Moka House in Cook Street was extended for a month, meaning that it is now scheduled to come down this Sunday, January 31st. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to view the pieces and to those who met with me personally at Moka during the past two months! I am grateful for all your support.

I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and best wishes to everyone for the new year!


On Display at the Moka House in Cook Street Village

Just a reminder that my artwork will continue to be on display at the Moka House on Cook Street until December 31, 2009.

I am exhibiting a wide assortment of my pieces at the popular coffee shop, from framed prints and posters to limited edition giclées to original paintings from my tree series. Please feel free to stop by during the holiday season and check out the display!



New Posters Available

I am pleased to announce that a brand new series of standard 12" x 16" posters is now available for sale! These 7 new poster images are unique for a number of reasons. Firstly, these posters all feature Calgary-based locations and help round out my existing selection of Victoria locales. More importantly, these new poster series are all limited editions and come individually signed and numbered.  All of my posters can be viewed and purchased through my website here. Also, for those of you who live in Calgary, please read on for more information about where to purchase these new posters directly!

Bow Cycle

Limited Edition series of 250

Available for sale (unframed) at Bow Cycle: 6524 Bowness Road NW

$20 each

Kensington Pub

Limited Edition Series of 250

Available for sale (unframed) at Kensington Pub: 207 10A Street NW

$20 each

Cadence Coffee (triptych) (Image 3 of 3 shown above)

Limited Edition Series of 500 each

Available for sale (unframed or framed) at Cadence Coffee: 6407 Bowness Road NW

$20 each unframed, $50 each framed

Also available from Cadence Coffee (in limited quantities for the time being) are the following new poster images:


November Calendar of Events

Painting of House 652 in James Bay (Victoria, BC). Image copyright Martin Machacek 2009. Painting of House 652, James Bay (Victoria, BC). Image copyright Martin Machacek 2009.

I have been very busy over the last number of weeks creating commissioned paintings and preparing for upcoming displays. Here's what's new for this month:

New displays

1. I am pleased to be displaying my artwork at the Black Stilt Coffee House on Fort Street (1769 Fort Street, across from the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria). Currently, I am showing a number of original landscape and tree paintings there, as well as a few limited edition giclées. The display will be up until the beginning of the New Year, and I am planning to rotate the pieces towards the end of November.

2. I am also excited for my upcoming display at the Moka House in the Cook Street Village (345 Cook Street). The Moka House is always booked well in advance for local artwork displays, and it will be great to display there again in time for the holiday season. My artwork will be on display at the Moka House from December 1-31, 2009.

Changes to existing artwork displays

1. After a year displaying my artwork on the bright walls of Serious Coffee in Campbell River, I will be making way for a new artist's exhibit as of this Saturday, November 14th. I'm grateful to Linda and all the rest of the Serious Coffee staff for welcoming my artwork so enthusiastically during its time there.

2. I will also be traveling to Calgary for a few days at the end of November to change my pieces on display at Cadence Coffee in Bowness. For those of you living in the Calgary area, you can look forward to some brand new 12" x 16" framed posters of local scenes, including Cadence itself, Muse restaurant, Bowness School, Bow Cycle, and the Kensington Pub.

Update on commissioned paintings

Finally, I would like to mention that I am now booked for custom pieces until around February 2010. I am also planning some time off early next year, so the February time frame could be pushed back even further. Please contact me directly with any inquiries about commissioning a painting. Thank you for your support!

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