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Painting - Oil On Canvas
I was born and raised in the large Canadian city of Toronto. At a young age I somehow convinced those around me that I had 'talent' and was considered a budding artist,,,, funny thing,,, it took another 49 or so years for me to actually become one. I had been invited and accepted a student placement in a specialized high school in it's first year as the showpiece institute for artistic endeavours here in Ontario. Problem was at that point in my life I had discovered others ways to waste my time and found myself outside of school far more often than in school. After dropping out and wandering on the mean streets of the inner city I finally settled down and raised a family. Having accomplished this I had way too much time on my hands and needed an outlet,,,, after not painting or drawing for all those years I joined a painting class close by to where I live in Bowmanville near Toronto. I work out of the Visual Arts Centre and continue to take classes and enjoy the positive atmosphere and supportive nature in this historical building in Bowmanville.
In regards to the first piece here,,, 'Ah Nuts!' this piece was based on a poem by the late Robin Skelton called The Blue Lake. My title in this piece hopefully reflects my humour which I love to include in each painting in my portfolio.
More recently my work has focused on my great model and best friend,,, Gunther. He is a big Goldendoodle who is prepared to take on the world and all costume,,, all in the name of 'Mommy's' art. In the meantime,,, I still need to pay the bills so I am available for pet portraits and will consider all commissioned pieces put forth.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and read about me and my art. :>)
March 30th, 2012
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