Come with us as we take you on a tour of THREE of Toronto artist David Crighton's Collections of Art Illustrations that have endeared him to the City of Toronto over the course of his prolific career.
The themes for each week in the month of August are Historic Landmarks, Missing Toronto and Back to School.
CONTESTS AND POLLS: The art work stands on its own but, true to David's personality, we'll be offering some Surprises... so watch for fun things on Facebook, Twitter and our E-store. For the month of August, for example, the person who writes the most product reviews in either our e-store or FB store will win the David Crighton art print of their choice!!! Must have 5 entrants. Winners announced the first week in September!
|Distillery District||Chum||Flatiron||Massey Hall|
David is very well known for his renderings of such famous buildings as the landmark FlatIron Building, Casa Loma, Palais Royale and Distillery District - well known local landmarks. Stay tuned as we showcase this collection the week of August 11 - August 17th.
Crightonism: You'll notice in my artwork and illustrations that I like to depict the historic along with the contemporary and the St. Lawrence Market Area is my favourite neighbourhood to find this inspirational subject matter.
As an artist who has been drawing and painting Toronto since 1973, David has documented many well known local landmarks that are no longer standing or "branded" as they once were. Maple Leaf Gardens, CHUM Radio are "rebranded" and Sam the Record Man on Yonge has been torn down.
Crightonism: I just noticed today that the Peter Pan Restaurant on Queen West has closed it's doors. Sad, but Glad to remember it in it's heyday and to have done a doodle at the time which was hanging there for years.
Click on picture above for the "Back To School" Collection
Back to School:
David has created illustrations of many schools for families to gift to proud graduates or to commemorate a loved ones education personalized with their names and dates right on the artwork!
Crightonism: The University of Toronto (UofT) is a gold mine for classic architecture... and there are lots of nuggets still for me to mine.
We look forward to reading your reviews!