One's childhood sets the foundation for life. Troy's unusual "home" and the things she learned as a young sailor shows up in her artistic expression again, and again. Knowing the drift, or the speed of the current, is vital to any coastal sailor, and can make or break a trip.
Size: Framed to 15" x 15" in a solid natural-coloured wood 1 1/2" float frame beautifully made by the artist. Oil on canvas, set off with the black painted inside of the float frame.
The Artist: Drawing was the one constant during Troy Stewart's childhood on the seas. Troy was born in the Caribbean and raised on a sailboat, eventually staying on land long enough to graduate from the Bristol Art College in the UK. Since settling in Canada, she has earned her keep as an award-winning graphic designer for both corporate clients and non-profit organizations, all the while continuing her art practice through painting, photography and life drawing. Most recently Troy (known as TUS on her artworks) has developed a habit with oil paints, and has carried her attention to texture, abstract form and natural beauty into her new work. Cambridge, Ontario is now home for Troy, but the magnificent and ever-present horizons of her childhood inspire her still, and often appear in her work consciously and unconsciously.