Christopher Griffin

Planet Coffee

Planet Coffee, Humpback Whale

Planet Coffee is a fantastic coffee shop in the heart of the Market in downtown Ottawa. They were the first to purchase a piece of art from me to hang permanently in their space. In 2010, I had a painting returned to me from a gallery – it was an abstract aerial view of a herd of bison. Not having seen it for 5 years, I immediately realized that there was something missing and I painted a blue Humpback whale overtop of it.  I offered to hang it at Planet Coffee temporarily. It fit the space above their seating perfectly. Once a few patrons enquired about the piece, the ladies at Planet Coffee realized that they couldn’t afford to lose it and so they purchased it themselves.

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