Feature Artist of The Week: Trevor Buddin

Artist Bio   

Trevor Buddin has been creating outstanding art pieces since elementary school. Throughout his school years, Trevor was inspired by colours and how they blend to tell a story on a canvas of life. The weekend prior to the accident he had enrolled in art classes at Emily Carr and was excited to pursue his passion for art, and then his life changed. On April 19th, 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 an 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.

Instagram: @trevor_william_buddin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trevor.buddin

Stay Tuned to all of Kickstart’s Social Media starting September 8th 2020 to see Trevor’s work and get some artist insights! Once the Feature Week concludes, visit this post again to see all of Trevor’s work.

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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