Announcement   Cigar-tin stories, original drawings, paintings, fictions and other affordable inventions. For prints and other reproductions, please see my Pattern site at: https://cigartinstories.patternbyetsy.com/shop

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Last updated on 16 May, 2018

Cigar-tin stories, original drawings, paintings, fictions and other affordable inventions. For prints and other reproductions, please see my Pattern site at: https://cigartinstories.patternbyetsy.com/shop

Darryl Joel Berger

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Darryl Joel Berger

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Latest in a series of larger paintings on cradled wood panel ... The Poet, mixed media, 24 x 24 x 1.75 inches. Ready to hang!
The World, XXI; mixed media on cradled wood panel, 24 x 30 x 1.75 inches. Escape from a dreaming planet!
Book art objects are vintage hardcovers that I've rescued (usually from sidewalks) to put original artwork on both sides; because they're meant strictly as decorative objects, the pages are varnished shut.
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About

I create affordable art objects.

While much of my art is from new entirely material (for example, my paintings on cradled wood panel), I also try to repurpose used things as art. More specifically, I love to work with found materials – to rescue and reinvent them as objects with new life.

For example, my cigar-tin stories: I take an empty dessert cigar tin, prime the cover, paint an image on it, seal the cover with varnish, then place an accordion booklet with an original short story or essay inside (all the writing is my own; many of the stories have been previously published in magazines or books).

I also refashion vintage library cards, old/found hard cover books, recycled glass (mostly food jars) and discarded paper (often torn from old books), as well as other things.

Please start a conversation with me if you have any questions; I've done many custom orders.

A local customer recently sent me the following message:

Sender: Darlene Ferrans
Message: Hello Darryl and good morning:
I wanted to tell you how happy i am with the beautiful work. Love your shop and now that you are working on these larger pieces i will be back more often (!). It was such a pleasure working with you to arrange the pick up of your work. I am very happy - she is a lovely lady and hangs in the hallway going up to the second floor so i see her every day - several times a day.
With all best wishes,
Darlene

My heartfelt thanks to Darlene and all my patrons,
djb

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  • Darryl Joel Berger

    Owner, Maker, Draw Things Paint Things Write Things Make Things

    In a small studio above Princess Street, in downtown Kingston, I draw things, paint things, write things, and make things. These things are affordable and transportable, so that wherever you go, they can be part of your life.

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