WAYNE GAGNON

Artist and Poet

100 Flowers

“When things are abnormal, our obligation is to turn life normal and worth living for.” — Karim Wasfi

We live in a mixed-up and troubled world. It’s wearing some of us down. We do what we can, but to what end?

In a moment desperate hope, I took a piece of scrap cardboard and drew a flower. “What if I give it a way?” I thought. “Would the world be just a tiny bit better?”

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

What if I draw four flowers and give them away? Then would the world be a tiny bit better?

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

What if I draw nine… or sixteen…

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

…or twenty five? …and give them all away… Would the world be a tiny bit better?

Wayne Gagnon - 100 Flowers Project

How about one hundred? What if I draw one hundred flowers on scraps of cardboard and give them away? Would this  mixed-up and troubled world be a tiny bit better?

Karim Sasafi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, plays his cello in the rubble of bombings across Baghdad. This man gives me hope. I admire his resolve to make this a better world in the midst of chaos and violence. His work inspired my 100 flowers project.

I have one hundred 2×3 inch hand-drawn flowers on scraps of cardboard. I drew them for no other reason than to make this world a tiny bit better. Would you like one?  If so, email your mailing address to info@waynegagnon.com and I will send one out right away. I expect nothing in return.

I wish you peace and love, my friends.

 

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Here & Now (Spirits)

Wayne Gagnon - Here and Now Poem - Spirits, half empty, sing my own song

Rooster One

Wayne Gagnon - Rooster One - Painting
Rooster One
8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Blue Flower

Wayne Gagnon - Blue Flower - Painting
Blue Flower

8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Fetch

Wayne Gagnon - Fetch - Painting, Yellow Lab, Dog, Catch
Fetch
8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Six Cards (2017-09-28)

Wayne Gagnon - six cards, with flowers
Six Cards
2.5×3.5 inches each
BIC 4-Color Ball Point Pen (Classic and Fashion Colors)
and Colored Pencil on scrap cardboard
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Rooster Cards

Wayne Gagnon - Roosters - 4-color ballpoint pen
Rooster Cards
2.5×3.5 inches each
BIC 4-Color Ball Point Pen (Classic and Fashion Colors) on scrap cardboard
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Artist’s note: I’m exploring Wycinanki designs and how I can incorporate Polish folk art into some of my work.

Whimsical Melancholy (#9)

Wayne Gagnon - Whimsical Melancholy #9 - Walking
Whimsical Melancholy #9
8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Here & Now (Lava Lamp)

Wayne Gagnon - Here and Now - Poem, Lava Lamp Carpe now

Bad Girlfriend (Beer Label)

Once again, Andrew, a serious home brewer, commissioned me to design a label for his latest batch.

Wayne Gagnon - Bad Girlfriend - Beer Label

Whimsical Melancholy (#8)

Wayne Gagnon - Whimsical Melancholy #8 - Flower
Whimsical Melancholy #8
8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Whimsical Melancholy (#7)

Wayne Gagnon - Whimsical Melancholy #7 - Snake
Whimsical Melancholy #7
8×10 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2017 Wayne Gagnon

Here & Now (Borrow)

Wayne Gagnon - Here and Now Poem, Borrow, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Frida

Wayne Gagnon - Painting, Frida Kahlo
Frida
16×20 inches, Acrylic on canvas
©2016 Wayne Gagnon

Artist Note:

This painting was highlighted on the “Your Art Here” page of the July 2017 issue of Preview Magazine. (more…)

I have been wanting to paint a portrait of Frida Kahlo for years. However, I struggled with how to approach a painting of such a beloved icon and strong woman. Alas, after a long, long time of avoiding her, here she is. Salud, Frida! I hope you approve.

Here & Now (Hills)

Wayne Gagnon - Here and Now - Poem, Haiku, Summer smells, hills, wander