Well as an artist there are always firsts and this was a first for me. I collaborated today with a boy who has cerebral palsy and I taught him to paint with his feet, the only part of his body he has some control of. He is deaf but can read lips, he can't speak so we have figured out a way to communicate and it's on a canvas. Where there is Will there is a way ... Going to do graffiti on the second layer of this piece. #CerebalPalsy #HandicappedArt #StephTheArtist #StephanieF
Seven years ago I door knocked and pitched organizations in the DTES to come together in unity and put aside our agendas to simply give back creatively to the low income families and residents in Vancouver's Down Town East Side . The following year I pitched the BC Childrens Hospital to establish a second annual event inside BCCH and do bedside visits as well. I am so happy that after seven years this vision is still going strong thanks to the amazing core team of volunteers.
Well German customs were not so friendly and insisted on wanting to rip open my Nikon and its contents, I guess my German sucks cuz I went home with a broken lens ... thanks Germany.... PS - I am not a Spy I am just an artist who travels with weird stuff. #Photography #PhotographerStephLeighLimage #35mmFilm #VancouverArtistStephLimage #Artforsale #internationalartists #StephanieForsterLimage #StephTheArtist #StephLeighLimage #Artist
Funny we always complain as artists about not having the time to focus on our art and now I have all the time in the world in a beautiful place paid to make / produce art and I must say ... it feels odd. What a gift time is, we must not waste it. #Greece #Artist #internationalartists #CanadianPainter #StephTheArtist #StephanieForsterLimage #ArtistsinGreece #Artforsale #StephLeighLimage
Next week I am embarking on a new adventure in Greece to take an artist residency on the island of Skopelos. Before I hit the Greek islands I plan to pass some time in Athens and have some exciting gallery meetings for an upcoming European exhibit. I will update my blog as much as I can while I am working on my new series in Greece. Thanks for the support. #StephLeighLimage #StephanieForsterLimage #StephTheArtist #ArtistsinGreece #CanadianPainter #Artforsale #internationalart
Today I was happy to present Georges S. Nader and his Gallery here in Petionville ( Gallery Nader http://www.naderhaitianart.com) Haiti with a piece I had worked on at various historical landmarks and locations from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien Haiti. It now has a new forever home. #StephLeighLimage #CanadianPainter #Artforsale #HumanRightsArt #VancouverArtistStephLimage #StephTheArtist #StephanieForsterLimage #HaitiArtists #GalleryNaderHaiti