Painting Portfolio

 

I'm Decker, a professional artist who fell in love with painting at the young age of 10, and I've been honing my skills ever since. Some of my earliest pieces date back to 1992 and still hold a special place in my heart.

In my twenties, I found myself drawn to the world of tattooing, and it quickly became a full-time passion alongside my painting. Over the years, I've dedicated myself to both mediums with unwavering commitment.

I've had the privilege of participating in charity art shows across Nova Scotia and Ontario, and my work has been showcased in two exhibitions in Toronto, Canada.

Traveling has always been a source of inspiration for me, and I've explored Canada and Europe, soaking in the diverse cultures and landscapes that influence my art. Whether it's oils or watercolors, I'm always eager to experiment and grow.

My portfolio reflects my range, blending realism with the vibrant styles of American traditional flash art.

Now, I call Corner Brook home, where I run my own art and tattoo studio, merging my two passions into one unforgettable experience for my clients.

 

I am currently accepting requests for painting commission projects. If you have a painting idea you'd like brought to life contact me (link to contact page)
To discuss the details. 

 

Title: "Cubensis Dream"-oil on canvas
(Print Available upon request)

This is the most natural painting I've made in my career. I used more instinct and leaned on my natural ability as an artist more than I normally do.
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Title:"First Trade"-oil on board
(Print Available upon request)

This piece represents the first trade between cultures in Newfoundland, as documented in the Icelandic Sagas.
The whale represents the expertise in the mammal by Icelandic explorer's.
The red represents the cultural importance of the colour red observed by the explorer's of the indigenous biotic. 

 

Painting Portfolio
Title-"ode to the wing"-oil on board
(Print Available upon request)

I have done so many puffin tattoos. After researching reference photos I noticed their beautiful wing span.
So I was inspired to create a piece that includes the wing. 

 

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Title:psychedelic snail-oil on board
(Print Available upon request)

Inspired by my hikes on the coast of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.

 

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Title:"psychedelic frog"-oil on board
(Print Available upon request)

Inspired by my hikes on the coast of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland.

 

 Painting Portfolio
Title:"portrait of a tattooist"-oil on canvas

I did this portrait of my friend and talented artist "Juss" in hopes the viewer can see the intense concentration required to make tattoos.

 

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Title:"raidhõ for Gudrid"-mixed media on canvas

A portrait of my client wearing a tattoo desined intended to represent the most well traveled woman of her time. The Norse traveller's "Gudrid Thorbjarnardóttir" who once called my home province of Newfoundland her home.

 

Painting Portfolio
Title: Set 1

 

 

Painting Portfolio
Title: Set 2