Sunday, June 26, 2011

Laurie MacFayden "In Like a Lion"

Laurie MacFayden
In Like A Lion
Acrylic on Canvas

I am a poet and painter who's largly self-taugh. Endlessly fascinated with the visual arts, I began painting iwth watercolours, oils and acrylics in highschool., but set the palette aside for two decades while pursuing a career in sports journalism. In the mid 1990's  I rediscovered my passion for throwing paint around. Since June 2007 I have been working as  freelance writer, photogapher and visual artist. My debut poetry manuscript, "White Shirt" was published in April 2010 by Frontenac House. Over the past few years my paintings have been displayed in libraries, galleries, cafes and other public spaces in Edmonton.