Meet our November artist, Steve Kean from Sudbury:
1. How did you come up with the idea for this drawing that is included inside the calendar.
This piece is part of a series called “Moving Landscapes” that consists of images made from moving trains and buses.
2. Why do you like drawing/painting or taking pictures?
You could say that I am obsessed with photographs. There’s so much that I like about the process. Talking to people. Showing people how I see the world around me. I am constantly being inspired by the work of other photographers and artists.
3. How did you feel when you heard your artwork was selected for the TGIF Calendar?
Being asked to contribute my work to the calendar when I was at the beginning of my artistic career provided me with a big boost of confidence. It was a treat seeing my work in the calendar knowing it was being admired by so many people. Even now, after being an artist for many years, the thrill is the same!
4. How has the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario assisted you and/or your family?
SB&H was there for my family as I was starting to grow up. I was six when the Association started offering information and personal support to my parents, and so many other families in similar, yet totally unfamiliar, and frightening situations.
Fast forward to 1995, and the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario became my livelihood. For more than 20 years, I have been part of the team at SB&H who continues to support people living with sb/h, their families and caregivers. Much has changed about how we do our work, but the commitment to service, support and improving the lot in life for people has remained strong. That’s why I’m still here. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something so great?