As an artist travelling and doing shows I have met many well known people. Today, while doing my show at the Uxbridge Art in the Park I had a chance to meet one of the greats of NHL hockey play by play.
usually the conversation at my art shows is about, well, what else? My art. Today was no exception. Doing one of the out door art exhibitions that I so affectionately love to do I get to meet people of all walks of life. Today I engaged in a wonderful conversation about art and painting with a couple who, for all intents were just interested in what I do. About ten minutes into it I asked their names. His wife quickly introduced his name as Brian McFarlane, hockey play by play who worked with such greats as Foster Hewitt and others.
I caught myself quickly zeroing in on the sound of his voice and yup, there he was, the voice, or should I say, the man himself.
Imagine all those awesome and great moments in NHL hockey that this man saw and called over the years? All those years that I watched my fav's play on the ice, Bernie Parente, Dave Keon, etc, etc, and that voice was there the whole time! Now he stood there right next to me!
Mr McFarlane, I am still a kid at heart and the golden days of hockey are still golden to me. What a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for taking the time and sharing the moment with me.
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.