Entries Tagged as 'Adrian Hayles'

In Retrospect – Hayles Art Show

August 31st, 2013 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front, Events

Norman Felix Gallery invites you to:
A solo show by Adrian Hayles opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 4th, 7-9pm
Norman Felix Gallery, 627 Queen Street West
Exhibition open to the public September 4 – 11, 2013
Norman Felix Gallery is pleased to present In Retrospect, a solo show by Adrian Hayles, and the first curatorial project featuring Window 8’s Fresh Paint virtual paint application accompanied by beautiful limited edition prints. This exhibition also introduces Hayles’ Stud Horse – Foldable Artist Bench. A trailblazing design cushioned workbench, which easily transforms from easel to standing table to studio bench. Hayles will showcase his stunning Plywood Collective series of 6 pieces celebrating his 1st year anniversary within the SPiN Toronto-based collective.

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Fresh TV Graffiti (pandamonium)

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

After completing the Bamboo Forest mural, our friend Tom asked that the garage door be painted in a similar fashion. Adrian took the following factors into consideration; the Kensington Community School children who will be the primary viewers , the bamboo elements, and his desire to contribute to Toronto’s graffiti community by creating ground breaking art at street level. This is what Adrian came up with.

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Kensington Market Garden Car

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front















After six years of active service, the Kensington Market Garden Car has been put to pasture. Its recent retirement has given way to the new generation Garden Car. Painted by Adrian Hayles (of adrianhaylesproductions.com) and Erin Zimerman, the new Garden Car is in fact an incarnation of the ol’ garden car. We would like to thank the Kensington Market BIA’s Yvonne Bambrick for her diligence and dedication. We’d like to thank Eric for his knowledge, creativity, and competence.

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Bass heavy

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

This is a portrait of a friend’s significant other.  He’s the bass player from Pocket Dwellers. Good band!

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Bamboo Bike Studio, Toronto

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles

Our friends at Bamboo Bike Studio in Kensington Market commissioned this piece that reads “Bamboo Bikes”. They Saw the other bamboo mural and thought it would be cool do a graffiti version or as they put it “something cool”. Adrian officially loves painting garage doors. There is nothing better than a canvas that moves up and down to suit your needs. Chuck Close has the right idea.

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Ryerson DMZ Chalk Art

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · 1 Comment · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front



Adrian was recently contacted by Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone who was in need of an artist that could create some illustrations for their 23′x1.5′ chalk board that reflected the departments atmosphere. The challenge presented was being able to apply Adrian’s illustrative style using chalk as the medium. The outcome was better than Adrian or the DMZ expected. Adrian later found out that the illustrations were commissioned in preparation for Prince Charles’ visit to the DMZ.

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Bamboo Forest

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

The word is spreading about Adrian Hayles’ creative contributions to Toronto’s inner city communities, and the locals are excited to get a personal piece of art for there living space. Adrian has painted this mural for a Kensington resident who commissioned him to create a piece that will extent his interior living space out to his exterior living space. Mission accomplished.

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This End Up

June 18th, 2012 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

Adrian has had the pleasure painting this mural for “This End Up” sandwiches and cocktails restaurant (1454 DUNDAS STREET WEST. 647-347-8700).  A special thank you goes out to our friends at torontograffiti.com who orchestrated this project.

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Stud Horses – Foldable Artist Bench

November 23rd, 2011 by sawtay · 2 Comments · Behind the Front

Stud Horses:

Are a patent pending product designed and developed by Adrian Hayles principal and owner of Behind the Front Visual Arts Studio. Stud Horses are an all in one studio work bench. The design was based on the commonly used art studio Horses that have been in circulation for hundreds of years. The problem that the previous Art Horses posed is they take up a great deal of studio real-estate when not in use. What makes the Stud Horses so unique and practical is they have the ability to fold and stored into a 60″ long, by 13″ wide, by 5″ high area.

Stud Horses have three positions from which you can work. The first and most common is the seated position. For added comfort while studying and drawing for long periods, Stud Horses have been outfitted with a cushioned seat. Second is the standing position where the Stud Horse acts as a drafting table. Third is the easel position. In this position the Stud Horse can hold your canvas for on location or in studio paintings.

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November 23rd, 2011 by sawtay · No Comments · Adrian Hayles, Behind the Front

My client was very keen on creating a graffiti piece for her unborn son. She wanted it to occupy an entire 12′x15′ wall in her apartment. What is unique about this piece is that it comes apart into three sections for multiple display options and easy mobility. The concept behind this piece was for it to have a place in her son’s life as he grows and evolves. With those directions, I came up with this tryptic piece made up of six canvases that I designed and stretched to fill the 7′x4′ area of the available wall space.

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