Jeremy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1974, but moved to Sherwood Park, Alberta with his family at the age of twelve. He now lives in Abbotsford, BC, but he returns annually to his favourite show, The Whyte Avenue Artwalk! He is best known for his complex, inrticately detailed sports artwork in graphite pencil and ink. This year, he has taken his artwork to the next level by personalizing each piece live while Whyte Ave Patrons watch. He will take his popular "The Dream Begins Here" hockey artwork and customize the young player in the artwork to your desire with any team jersey design, any number and any name.
Although he has no formal training and has never taken an art class, Jeremy has been drawing in his spare time since he received his first "Learn to Draw" book from his parents at the age of nine. Jeremy grew up playing hockey and loving football and discovered sports like rockclimbing, skydiving, inline boarding and wingsurfing during his years studying at the University of Alberta. A year backpacking in Australia led to an appreciation for travel and a love for the outdoors. In 1999, Jeremy started an adventure sports/sporting goods distribution company pioneering several new sports and sports products worldwide. This led to a great deal more traveling and many unique experiences including working as a stunt double in a Mexican Chocolate Milk TV commercial in 2006 and collaboration with major Canadian beer brand, Kokanee, in a series of their TV commercials in 2007. Although he enjoyed every minute of this journey, art remained his first passion.
In 2008, with encouragement from family and friends, Jeremy decided to take more time to focus on art and develop a collection. Jeremy has now been a full-time, professional artist for eight years. His work is displayed and sold in 52 fine art galleries throughout Canada and the US. He has been featured on TSN and GLOBAL TV as well as in full page spreads in The Regina Leaderpost, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix, The Edmonton Sun and The Edmonton Examiner newspapers.
With support from major sports teams and sporting legends, Jeremy continues to build his collection. In appreciation of this support, Jeremy donates prints to countless charities and causes and hopes that his artwork can bring not only a smile to the faces of sports fans and art lovers alike, but bolster fan support and pride for the teams he depicts and add to the legacy of the players he grew up idolizing.
Find Jeremy on 83 ave south of McIntyre Park, between Calgary Trail and Gateway Blvd.