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The First Painting I Ever Painted

I remember painting for the first time in Ken Frost’s art class at Riverview High School in grade 10.


I painted a sink and cans. And the painting disappeared one day when either Frost or somebody in the district asked me for it.


I do remember it was hard to part with as it was my first painting and I was quite proud of it. I think it was the first time I felt I had any talent.


I always knew I could draw. A lot of people could draw. I didn’t think much of it.


But not many people could paint.


I just received this email with the picture below:


Hi Michael,

There is a painting in my office at the Anglophone East School District that may have been painted by you. It is signed DeAdder 83. Do you recognize it?

Helen Melanson, Web Manager at Anglophone East School District


It’s very cool that it has had a home for so long. It only existed in my memory since that day.



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Comments (2)

  1. Judith Baxter

    It’s strange how memory works … and keys the ‘ah-ha’ moments. How sometimes you’re fortunate for the memory to be stamped! Congratulations on the visual return. My ha-ha was went I was 11 … Joe Kashetsky and I had our drawings choose for an international children’s traveling art exhibit. My little drawing has traveled further than I ever will. I have never seen the drawing again but it sure stamped my life. Should I ever see it again I’m sure it will never exceed my imagination.
    It’s not only your talent that is gaining you ‘fame’ it is your eclectic thought and the magic of translating that insight to paper

  2. Kelly

    I remember this sink. Lovely likeness. What a fantastic thing to happen. Yay you.

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