The Athlete Artist
I express my support for my national team and country by painting them! I am going to be painting the first-ever mural of the Canadian women’s national team in Vancouver, Canada. There has never been a mural created of any women’s team in all of Canada. I am also doing a custom piece of Kamal Miller. Our women’s side has been carrying our national team program for decades. Now the men have caught up and are killing it too! It also looks like I will be going to the Women’s World Cup with Team Canada and painting them during games!
I try to capture the passion, love, and ability of players through my art. I played at a very high level and this understanding helps me replicate the love and passion for the game on a canvas. Translating kinaesthetic football into the art of football. I want to honor Canadian players who have dedicated their lives to the beautiful game.
Football is actually the reason I became an artist. In 2014 I got an opportunity to volunteer at the Street Child World Cup in Brazil. Ahead of the tournament, the captain of team Brazil, Rodrigo Kelton, was tragically murdered by drug traffickers on his 14th birthday. I painted a portrait of Rodrigo and brought it to Brazil to honor the young footballer. This was my first ever oil painting. It was here that I discovered the power of art x football x social change and knew that I was put here to do this forever. I have not looked back.