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Trevor Buddin

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Trevor Buddin has been creating outstanding art pieces since elementary school. Through his school years, Trevor was inspired by colours and how they blend to tell a story on canvas. Trevor enrolled in art classes at Emily Carr and was excited to pursue his passion for art, but one week later his life was changed. On April 19, 2009 Trevor fell from a dangerous height which resulted in a traumatic brain injury. He now experiences partial vision and hearing loss. Trevor spent almost a year in hospital and rehabilitation where he had to learn to speak, walk, read and write again. Throughout his recovery, Trevor turned to art for self-expression and to inspire others. In addition, art has been a coping mechanism for his mental health illness. A few years ago he fulfilled his dream of attending art classes at the Shadbolt Centre for the Fine Arts. Trevor says he experiences every day differently which results in inspiration for new pieces of art. Although his vision doesn’t allow him to sketch and draw as he once did, he hasn’t given up his love of painting and now does abstract art.


About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

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