Joined September 2008

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Wall Art

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Artist's Description

*He plastered walls and poured concrete
And as a cop, he walked his beat
Put family first, their needs did meet
With dreams within of life replete

With hope in heart and wife in hand
He ventured forth to promised land
A better future he had planned
In spite of what it may demand

He joined the service, paid his dues
To his new country he did choose
As swabbie in the Navy’s crews
Hawaiian islands his first muse

Once discharged from duties there
To golden state with weather fair
Practice his craft, further prepare
To innovate his doctrinaire

Prestigious university
Within him talent, they did see
And hired him without degree
To head up their photography

Outside of this, to make more loot
He’d shine his shoes and don his suit
Camera in hand, off he would scoot
From studio to wedding shoot

Then came the day he had the dough
To build his own first studio
His dream for all to now bestow
And from which new dreams now could grow*

This digital painting is of my father back when he was a police officer on the Toronto police force back in the early 1950’s. This is just one among many of jobs he has done in his life while continuing to pursue his dream and passion of being a professional photographer. He never let go of his dream through all of the hard times, and is now one of the most renowned and respected photographers in the world.

This artwork reminds me to never give up on your dreams, as if you persevere in the pursuit of your dreams, then those dreams will eventually come true. I hope this will be as inspirational to all of my fellow artists, who may in times feel defeated in their pursuit with their own passions. In the words of Tim Allen from the movie Galaxy Quest…
‘Never Give Up… Never Surrender!’

Artwork Comments

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