Don Graves by Patricia Gallinger-Giao“The greatest wastes are unused talents anduntried ideas.” Author unknown
There’s a light and energy in Don’s studio as he shows me his latest work. It’s colourful chaos, a kaleidoscope of paint tubes, palette knives, brushes, paint splotched counters and dozens of canvases at various stages of completion— deep blues, subtle browns, verdant greens, muted skillfully as the hues play across the panels. We talk a bit about mediums and technique. He’s gearing up to take some of his work to the Distillery District Art Show in Toronto. He’s a landscape man, that’s clear and I’m curious about how a music conductor comes to paint and why, so we sit down and he begins to tell me…
MUSIC IN THE BRUSH an excerpt…
A Different Kind of Gardener,on the life of Gary Wayne Peters, 48 | A Slice of Life
The Light of Surgery,
on the life of Dr. Mahmood Mazhar,
57 | A Slice of Life
Other Stories by P. Gallinger-Giao
I Keep the Phone Book in the Oven,on the life of Eunice Porritt,26 | A Slice of Life
EXPERIENCED & CERTIFIED Over 800 training hours for 2020Patricia Gallinger-Giaois a dog trainer and seminar instructor with one of the leading pet care organizations in Canada and the U.S. Her focus is on interspecies communication so that dogs can better understand what’s being asked of them. Put simply, she helps dogs and their people understand one another to achieve a more productive and harmonious partnership.
A digital design program I completedwith an emphasis on user
experience, multi-media design and front-end development, for all
viewports, including prototyping for mobile devices.
Curriculum also included all forms of content writing for the web with two
semesters of writing for blog format.
FOR RELEVANT, HONEST, CLEAR, TIGHT MESSAGING
Patricia Gallinger-GiaoTraining Instructor, Writer & Graphic Artist
Patricia Gallinger-Giao is a freelance editor for
book projects, focusing on the life and struggles
of seniors in our community.
Gallinger-Giao graduated from Sheridan
College’s web design program in 2018 and
Humber College’s communications certificate
program, in 2018.
Editorial works to date:
• Voices of the City, funded by the City of
• Stay Healthy, Stay Strong, funded by the
Province of Ontario
Contributing short story writer:
• A Slice of Life
I Keep the Phone Book in the Oven, on the life of Eunice Porritt, 26 | A Slice of Life A Different Kind of Gardener, on the life of Gary Wayne Peters, 48 | A Slice of Life Music in the Brush on the life of Don Graves 54 | A Slice of Life The Light of Surgery, on the life of Dr. Mahmood Mazhar, 57 | A Slice of Life