I was a member of an artist collective called Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto, Ontario from 1999 to 2004. It was an excellent opportunity to participate in solo and group shows for a number of years. It was essentially a community of artists sharing the space and the cost to exhibit. I had three personal shows during this time span.
My first show was in 1999 at Propeller Gallery in Toronto. True Love was the title. I sold my photo romance zine of the same name and created gouache paintings in 9"x12" format inspired by the characters in the stories.
In 2001 my second show at Propeller was called Real Unreal. The large format acrylic paintings were in black and white only. They were dreams based from the subconscious realm -- nearly abstract.