I've been going through some old image files...
I went to Capilano College in 1994-6, enrolled in the Studio Arts Foundation program there. I recently discovered, to my dismay, that the Studio Arts program no longer exists at what is now Capilano University.
While at the College, I applied for and received an international study grant which allowed me to live in Kuala Lumpur and study Fine Arts at the Institut Seni Lukis Malaysia. It was a grand adventure, both exhilarating and at times very difficult, as all grand adventures are.
Among other things I made some portraits while living and studying in KL.
And I continued to make portraits when I returned to Canada.
It's interesting to look through older work, sort of nostalgic and also affirming: I've been at this art practice thing for awhile now, getting on a couple of decades.
Sometimes I feel frustrated with what seems a lack of worldly success... but then I think about all the twists and turns a life can take, and I feel fortunate to have been able to persevere with making art of one sort or another pretty much all my life.
There are many more archives and I may post some more images over the next few weeks. It seems like a necessary sort of grounding exercise right now.
Thanks for reading :)