His Withering Benediction

Posted in art with tags on July 17, 2017 by propraetor

The latest offering from Atelier Propraetoria is now on display here and in various other places around the net. Prints will be available soon.

For your delectation, I present “His Withering Benediction”.

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The Pulverizing Dust

Posted in news with tags , , , , on May 1, 2017 by propraetor

Salve, citizens.

I am pleased to finally announce the Pulverizing Dust.

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This is a collaborative effort between myself and noted death metal virtuoso Rogga Johannson (Paganizer, Down Among the Dead Men and, among many others, Echelon). The intent was to create both music and art that both inspires and is inspired by each other. It’s been a truly unique and exciting project, for my part.

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The first two songs of the project have been released for free in demo form on Bandcamp. Click on the images above to hear “The Gnomon of Dread” and “Apokaliptheosis.” More as interest in the project develops.

Shock Stock 2017!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2017 by propraetor

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In a couple of weeks, I will be launching my first assault in the 2017 Propraetorian campaign in London, Ontario. Come on out and hang with the slashers and the weirdos (including my good friends, the Monsters of Schlock).

Anno Pestis

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2017 by propraetor

Salve citizens.

It has been a little while since I have taken the opportunity to update the website. The majority of my posting takes place on my Facebook page until I can get some help overhauling this site. In the meantime, I am going to post a few things in rapid succession.

First, I hearby proclaim 2017 to be the Year of the Plague!

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It is with pleasure I announce my second book project, which will run concurrently with my first. This one, Anno Pestis, will be a collection of drawings and text outlining one of my aethetic obsessions since the mid 90’s – the plague doctor.

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I am not even half-way through the process, as I am juggling other projects as well, however I intend to make this collection available as a book later in the year, once I get enough doctors assembled.

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In the meantime, enjoy these samples from the upcoming collection.

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DCLXVI

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2016 by propraetor

Salve, citizens.

It is with delight and pride that I share my latest piece, DCLXVI. Enjoy, all.

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Recent Conquests

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2016 by propraetor

Salve, citizens.

I have finally elected to update this poor site. Of late, I have been favouring my Facebook page, since I am increasingly dissatisfied with the layout and interface of this page. Time will reveal a solution.

In the meantime, it behoves me to report on my recent activities. As noted earlier, I appeared at the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival in Hamilton, Ontario. Since then, I have appeared at the newly-spawned KW DarkCon in Kitchener and Horror-rama in Toronto.

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Both events were a delight to participate in. It is always a pleasure to me, to stand on the front line and greet the oncoming flow of new friends and interested parties. Despite the fact that I couch my art career in military metaphor, I do take a great joy in every encounter.

Perhaps most recently, I had the privilege of being invited by noted death metal vocalist (and my good friend) David Ingram (formerly of Benediction. Bolt Thrower, Downlord and currently of Hail of Bullets and Down Among the Dead Men) to do the cover art for the latest release by his band Echelon. Therefore, with pleasure, I present the cover for the album “The Brimstone Aggrandizement”.

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The album itself is a ripping, indulgent audio assault. It was a privilege to work on this with Dave and to be a part of the phenomenon. To pre-order the album or sample the first offering from it, click here.

The next action will come this Sunday, October 23rd in Hamilton at he Halloween edition of the Bazaar of the Bizarre. I’ll be there along with a slew of other interesting artisans and brilliant people.

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After that, I will be at the Strange and Astounding Show on November 19-20 at 151 Cadillac Avenue North, Oshawa, Ontario. This will be my first time there since my appearance at the very first one a couple years back. This one will also be a feast for the sinster aestehtic.

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Lots going on and even more things in the works. More as the plans evolve and get confirmed. For now, stay strong and let this war rage on!!

Vale.

Two new pieces

Posted in Uncategorized on July 18, 2016 by propraetor

Salve, citizens.

Life has been incredibly busy for me of late on a number of levels. I attended both the AlteKrea festival in Kitchener and the Rue Morgue Dark Carnival in Hamilton within the last two months, completed two new pieces since July 1st, and am currently wracking my brain to figure out what I should work on next.

The two new pieces are a bit of an experiment for me. As colour is something which has always been a bit difficult for me to get a grip on, the bulk of my work has been decidedly monochrome. This has changed recently and with what appear to be favourable results.

These two colour experiments have, so far, been very well received by friends and fans in various media. I hope you enjoy them.

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“In Theatro Doctrinæ Immanis” is an attempt at bringing my obsession with the figure of the plague doctor to a bit more life.

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“Sacrament” was a further experiment with both colour and texture.

Both partake of the dark narrative horror that I have come to love in my work.

Enjoy.