Jul 25 2016



The simple reason

I would quite happily give

Up everything-Love.


Haiku by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Jun 25 2016


Suddenly the whole
European union is
in deep shock-BREXIT.


Haiku by Lucio Munoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Apr 15 2016

Three wishes


When I was young

I wished for a princess one day-

Out of nowhere it came, a strong,

Beautiful lady.


When I was married

I wished to make my queen very happy-

Out of nowhere a love storm came

Turning sour my honey.


Now newly single

I wished for a princes or a queen one day-

Out of nowhere it will come for sure

And I am ready again to play.


Young and crazy,

Married and thoughtful,

Newly single and hopeful,

Three wishes, believe me each of them worthy.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada




Apr 14 2016

A working love triangle


A beautiful rose

Once fell in love with both

A hummingbird and me at the same time.


Knowing that not being able to

Fly I was not a match for the hummingbird

During the day I was afraid of losing her.


The hummingbird knowing that

He could not be a match for me

At night was also afraid of losing her.


Then one day rose proposed a solution

To this situation: She would belong to hummingbird

During the day; and to me during the night and we all agreed.




And me-

A nicely working love triangle.



Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada



Sep 07 2015

A promise from my friends and me

I talked to the Sky

And he told me he feels

Better when there is no rain.


I talked to the Wind

And he told me he feels

Better when there are no mountains.


I talked to your heart

And he told me very loudly

He is happier when he is only with me.


You should expect no rain,

No mountains,

And happiness;

A promise from my friends Sky, Wind and me.


Poem by Lucio Muñoz

Vancouver, BC, Canada

September 07, 2015



Feb 09 2014

Tim Smith: Drawing Pet Portraits – Dogs Noses

Featured Artist: Tim Smith

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Jul 29 2013

Featured Artist: Ruth Joyce

Featured Artist: Ruth Joyce

About the Artist:
Ruth is a young freelance illustrator and artist living and working in London. Her illustration pieces are inspired by strong women, extreme sports, alternative fashion and urban culture. Basically, all the things she loves! Her style is vibrant and fierce, and although at times it can be a little dark, it is also always full of energy and passion. She sells prints of her work, takes personal and commercial commissions, and basically spends all her time drawing and painting like a mad thing.


Jul 09 2011

Breeding in Captivity

Help make a film and it won’t cost you a cent. To attract investors and distributors to the film ‘Breeding in Captivity’ visit this page, hit the like button and then encourage your friends to do the same. This is the first feature film to be made & produced in Tasmania, by Tasmanians – in 25 years. Spread the word!

Offical Website: www.breedingincaptivity.com.au

The Story
It is morning. Paramedics wheel a dead body out of the house across the road.

Alice learns that she was the last person to talk with Molly before she killed herself. Alice replays the conversation over and over in her head becoming more and more obsessed by the fact that Molly was a wife and mother like her.

Edie and her husband Andy move in to what Alice’s husband, Owen, dubs, “the suicide house”. Alice witnesses an argument between the two and becomes afraid that another suicide, or worse, will occur. Alice makes it her mission to befriend Edie and in so doing becomes wrapped in their passionate and volatile marriage forcing Alice to question everything she has believed about her own marriage.

Soon after Molly’s suicide Owen is sent away on a routine work trip that quickly “turns”, first, when a teen run-away flags his car down expecting more than a ride and later when he visits his friend, Wilfred, who uses his lover Anna to expose Owen’s wavering fidelity. Owen is forced to face that he, like his father whom he despises, would trade in his family for freedom. Rattled, Owen rearranges his schedule so that he can see Kathy, a client, whose tragic beauty has possessed him since she entered his office.

Owen and Alice must choose between betrayal or commitment knowing that one choice will destroy their marriage and the other will deprive them of the passion they both crave.

The Project
Fuelled by a passion for growing the Tasmanian film industry from the grass roots and up, a team of dedicated and experienced Tasmanian arts practitioners have teamed up to spawn an ambitious feature film currently in rehearsal in Hobart, Tasmania.

Utilising a lengthy and in depth rehearsal process inspired by the Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies fame) method of film making, award winning local director Lucien Simon and NIDA graduate Nathan Spencer are hoping to carve out a niche for Tasmanian stories on the international screen stage.

Breeding in Captivity is an intimate black comedy exploring the secret lives of “normal” suburban families much like the seminal American Beauty. However, rather than script the film in the traditional sense, writing team Simon and Spencer have employed a collaborative process that involves the actors developing the characters and working with the writers to create the dialogue. This process ensures actors develop authentic and realistic performances.

Director Lucien Simon’s films have featured in festivals such as Palm Springs, Newfest, Flickerfest and Saint Kilda. His previous short Stripped Bare (another collaboration with Spencer) won best film at the Canberra Short Film Festival, and his documentary Conversations in Kingborough won the National and Tasmanian Local Government Awards.

Says Simon: “The Tasmanian film industry has the talent and resources to make feature films, and we are no longer prepared to wait to tell our stories.”

The Rehearsal Process
Director Lucien Simon uses a unique process of rehearsal for ‘Breeding in Captivity’ known as the Mike Leigh method.

Unlike other films that start with a script, Simon uses lengthy improvisations with the actors which are developed over a period of weeks to build characters and storylines for Breeding in Captivity.

He starts with some sketch ideas of how he thinks things might develop, but does not reveal all his intentions with the cast who discover their fate and act out their responses as their destinies are gradually revealed.

Initial preparation is in private with the director and then the actors are introduced to each other in the order that their characters would have met in their lives.

The critical scenes in the eventual story are performed and recorded in full-costumed, real-time improvisations where the actors encounter for the first time new characters, events or information which may dramatically affect their characters’ lives.

Final filming is more traditional as definite sense of story, action and dialogue is then in place. The director reminds the cast of material from the improvisations that he hopes to capture on film.


Sep 11 2013

Featured Artist: Brian Mark

Featured Artist: Brian Mark

Brain Mark will be will be Exhibiting at Harbor Square Gallery through October 31, 2013
Harbor Square Gallery
374 Main Street
Rockland, ME. 04841
(207) 594-8700

About the Artist:
Artist Brian Mark uses the ghostly and beguiling medium of precious metals bathed in acids to take viewers on a haunting search for the epiphany as a faint ghost of an idea evolves from the subconscious and merges into the conscious mind.

This unique medium defies the usual categories of art and has been described as “there’s a feeling of peacefulness and reverence for life, and the simmering quality speaks of magic, ghost, prayers, jewels”.

Brian Mark on the web: http://brianmarkart.com/
Brian Mark on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Mark/352533329323

Curriculum Vitae and Artist Statement:
Artist Statement of Purpose
In inventing this new medium of art, I employ precious metals of gold, nickel and silver electro plated on a stainless steel panel, which is bathed in a multitude of acids. Developing this unique medium and the ghostly images it produces has taken years of experimentation with the help from several scientists and metallurgists around the country.
My complex process produces images that appear and disappear depending on the viewer’s perspective and the play of light. This allows my viewer to slowly discover layer-by-layer of images. Because the medium is intentionally subtle, it provokes viewers to examine every perspective to reveal the figure within the surrounding chaos and complexity.
With this medium, I am able to tell more complex stories, therefore some have called my work visual literature. As my viewers search for each image, I’m involving them in the overall message that the world has many meanings, truth and beauty, but you have to listen and practice the art of being awake. I’m asking my viewers to practice shutting out external noise and really try to be observant.
It is true my medium does go against much of the contemporary work being produced today, which often reminds me of trying to achieve what billboards achieve. I strongly believe when it comes to fine art you shouldn’t understand everything by driving by it at 50 mph. I have found most of the real lessons in life are that way. I have loved art that offers a slower more complex read and so in respect to my audience I wish to bring this back to today’s contemporary art.


May 07 2013

Featured Artist: Jackie Victor

Featured Artist: Jackie Victor

Notes from the Artist:
I’ve dabbled in a variety of different mediums since I was 5 years old, starting with basic crayons, then acrylic and oil paints, charcoal and pencil, pen and ink as a teen. Then later, in my late 20’s, experimenting with independent film, production and acting, commercial and non-commercial film production. Then, about 10 years ago, I discovered photoshop. Taking photographs here and there with my mother, and graduating to using CG programs, 3D modeling, and other paint applications, I began to make a living at this. Working as a top seller at Renderosity.com, with a gallery of over 400 images, and over 100 3D content products for Poser, I now work with a variety of styles and artworks every day. I’ve recently taken up digital painting as well.
Art is my world, alongside with my musically talented 18 and 20 year old sons, who play saxophone and the drums. My mother is an extremely talented watercolor painter, my father a retired architect and my sister has amazing talent crafts and decorating. I think it runs in our family! My long term goal, I think….may be to learn animation and take my experiences to another level with my art someday. I am well on my way! I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy the creation.

Jackie Victor on deviantART: http://propschick.deviantart.com/

Jackie Victor and Pam Austin collaboration: http://www.distortedart.net/

Jackie Victor on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PropsChick


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