Okotoks, Alberta artist Troy Baineau a house painter turned oil painter on canvas.
"With over twenty years experience under my belt as a house painter and amateur photographer, a few years ago I unexpectedly watched a documentary on artist/photographer, Gerhard Richter – he was creating large, abstract paintings using long, flat squeegee tools, and applying oil paints onto his canvases. They were awesome and I was immediately inspired. I said to myself, “I can’t draw a stick-man for the life of me, but I bet I can do that.” And so, after many years of painting the walls of houses, I retired my roller, purchased a power saw, clamps, wood, rolls of canvas, and got to work on making my own frames." Troy Babineau http://troybabineau.wixsite.com/artist