Painter's current work is a series of ink drawn shacks which are inspired by the camp horror genre of the 60's, such at the Munsters and The Addam's Family. He loves the creepiness and sense of mystery of old Victorian homes with lots of gingerbreading and architectural details. The influence of his printmaking background really comes through as his work is based a lot on pattern and repetition paired with the history of ornamentation. The accumulation of each of his strokes pulls together amazing details in each of his pieces.
Over the next few months, his studio space is also doubling as a wood workshop, as he is recreating an old Victorian house which stood next to his father's old home in Madoc Ontario. Painter recalls the creepiness of the house from his childhood and is looking forward to building the 1/5th scale model in collaboration with his father.
Aside from art creation, Painter also teaches at OCAD, The Toronto School of Art and at York University in the new year. Painter is represented in Toronto at Angell Gallery and at the Bonneau-Samames Art Contemporain in Marseille France.