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RepresentationThe Backstreet Gallery
Noelville, Ontario, Canada - 1-705-618-3056Recent Blog PostsShould you Varnish an Oil Painting, and ...Posted on 7/1/2019 6:24:52 PMHow to Paint Wildlife Art Series - Paint...Posted on 6/18/2019 4:59:39 PMWhich Social Media Platform is Best for ...Posted on 6/20/2019 8:12:36 PMHow to Draw a Horse Eye in Pastels, Step...Posted on 6/5/2019 4:04:58 PMWhy I Stopped Doing CommissionsPosted on 5/19/2019 2:32:23 PMHow to Paint Black Fur in PastelsPosted on 5/6/2019 9:31:47 PMMy New Pastel Sharpener!Posted on 4/16/2019 4:19:46 PMHow to Paint a Tiger Eye in PastelPosted on 4/8/2019 9:07:33 PMHow to Paint a Golden Retriever in Paste...Posted on 3/16/2019 11:46:12 PMHow to Paint a Photo Realistic Cat in Pa...Posted on 3/4/2019 10:43:21 PMBiography
"When I paint, I get lost in a zone where every brush stroke becomes an exercise in meditation, contemplation, patience and self-development. Whether I'm painting animals or objects, I try to bring out their beauty through light and colour so that each creation is contributing to adding beauty in this world. My goal is to make the world a brighter place, one painting at a time."
How I became a full-time artist . . .
I know it's stereotypical to say that I was an artist from the time I was a child, but I was. I coloured everything in sight. I stole my brother's colouring books, my cousin's colouring books, my friends, and just coloured everything. In school, arts and crafts was the only subject I enjoyed. I spent hours in the classroom doodling and drawing instead of paying attention.
Like most artists, I just never grew out of loving to draw and work with colour, and creating something of beauty out of nothing. My mother always recognized that I had a certain talent that needed to be nurtured. When I was a teen, I had become quite rebellious and was routinely getting into trouble. In order to keep me busy with something that interested me, my mother started bringing me to oil painting classes she took through a community program. Naturally, I instantly fell in love with oil painting. This was back in the early 80's and I was 15 years old.
Throughout adulthood, I kept painting once in a blue moon whenever the mood struck, but later on I became much more serious. I started painting various subjects, from horses, to pets, to still life and landscapes. In 2008, I entered my first art competition and won 2nd place for "Cafe Regular". I've won more competitions since. Needless to [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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