2016 Ornament Painting Title: Heading Home
Medium: Colored Pencil/Pastel
Inspiration for the Painting:
The drawing depicts a young boy heading home from a day of sledding with his trusty beagle. The time frame of the drawing could be Christmas Eve, or just an evening leading up to the big guy’s arrival. The drawing is set in downtown St. John’s – using houses from Jelly Bean row. I chose St. John’s because it would be a new location for the ornaments, as most of the designs in the past have been of outport Newfoundland.
Biography of Troy Birmingham:
Troy Birmingham is a graphic artist who resides in Petty Harbour/Maddox Cove. A self-taught artist, Troy works mainly in Prismacolor and enjoys creating sports art, portraiture, and landscapes. Some of Troy’s recent work was designing the popular third jersey for the St. John’s IceCaps of the AHL.
Troy was born in Toronto, but moved back to Newfoundland at the age of three. Troy grew up in Petty Harbour, which has inspired a lot of his art, and spent most of his youth drawing.
Today he lives in Maddox Cove with his wife Tara, eleven year old son Alex and seven year old daughter Rachel.
Troy can be contacted at (709) 747-0662.