Ok friends, today I have to shout out to one of my closest family members who also happens to be a young artist overflowing with creativity, determination and potential. My Canadian cousin Jake Bowen is at his last year at the University of Guelph-Humber and he is KILLIN' IT already!!!
I think I've shared with you friends that I was actually born in Toronto to a Canadian dad and an American mom (I know... so exotic;) ) who then relocated back to Charleston SC where they initially met, when I was three. Jake is my dad's sister's son, and he and my aunt Missy are the relatives I'm closest with on my dad's side. Side note: my dad passed away a few years ago so they make me feel very connected with him....
Anyhoo, Jake was recently featured in a short film about his love and experimentation with photography, both digital and analog, as well as taking up painting. It is so exciting to watch a fresh artist just begin to take on the world - and he's already had some real successes! Not only was he hired by his university to be a sports photographer, but he has already had a very successful solo art show and is gaining recognition for his talent and abilities.
Jake is going to do great things with his life!! You saw him here first folks:
And here are just a few of the multi media paintings Jake's been experimenting with too. I seriously cannot imagine what he will play with next! (click to enlarge)
originally published March 18, 2018