Artist celebrates, disability, kindness, and digital drawing

An exhibit of Prince George artist Troy Lindstrom's portraits of people who have supported and inspired him as a person with a disability will open this Thursday at the Two Rivers Gallery.

Entitled Positive Practice, it features portraits of everyone from his mother, brother and teachers to public figures and disability advocates like Rick Hansen and Tara Voelker.

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“As a person who has lived with a disability most of my adult life, my art has been a refuge from physical pain and depression," Lindstrom said. "Both have been constants in my life and they are hard to separate. Art has brought me joy when my disability is, at times, all consuming."

The exhibit is also a celebration of digital drawing and offers insight into the artists’ process through three time-lapse videos of digital portraits being developed.

“Digital art is not created by technology - it is created by an artist using technology. That distinction can sometimes be missed” said Lindstrom.

The exhibit includes audio descriptions of the work for those with visual impairments, narrated by the artists himself.

The opening will be at 5 p.m. will be followed by a Facebook Live event with the artist, accessible though Two Rivers Gallery’s Facebook page.

The exhibition runs until January 17.

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