Hope everyone had a wicked Christmas and that you weren't overwhelmed by the consumerism and stress of the holiday. This year I really laid emphasis on giving handmade - paintings, home decor, even a crazy sensory board for our nephew!
I've wanted to paint a truck door for quite some time and finally found the motivation and inspiration to lay some paint down as a gift to my brother Josh. My brother and I have had a tough relationship over the years. Growing up we fought a lot, he beat the crap out of me and I did everything to piss him off. Typical siblings! However, in the last few years we both changed and for some reason, actually get along. He was the first one to introduce me to airbrushing and enamels because of his background as an auto body technician. He's also built me a few things this year that still blow me away including the drafting table in my studio and my patio table with built in coolers. He's good to me, so I decided he needed something epic!
The artwork is quite personal as it ties in a bit of our childhood and where we grew up, Windy Gates. It wasn't a town, a village or even near anything! It was in the middle of no-where, a couple miles north of the U.S border and a couple miles south of the Pembina Valley. It was the perfect place to grow up, ride and learn to be creative!