This past summer, with artists Felix Berube and Troy Lovegates, Drew Mosley created the mural Heart of a City in Motion in the 417 underpass at Bank Street. It bustles with a peaceable kingdom of creatures.
At the Ottawa Art Gallery in June, Mosley showed 20 or so small, three-dimensional, framed woodland scenes, each made of paintings and found objects, and each a fable-like, narrative diorama of forest creatures. Almost every piece sold on opening night — the sort of public endorsement that inspires artists to even greater creative heights.
In 2016, Mosley, who is both artist and carpenter, will be focusing his art on the Toronto and Montreal markets and building up an inventory of work at his Ottawa studio. He’s also hoping to do more public murals in the capital.
— Peter Simpson