Dom Tuzi Visual Artswww.ArtPal.com/Domtuzi
Like many I started painting and drawing as a child, being a overly active kid and a Ritalin child, I drove my mom absolutely bonkers. My older sister Rose however figured out that all they had to do is say hey why don’t you come sit down and make us a picture? I took it seriously and would spend hours on it, thus giving them the peace and quiet they were looking for. Thoughout school I always looked forward to art class it was comfortable, felt like home. My school projects where always filled with colourful drawings and illustrations which in my younger years got me some very good grades. My passion and work didn’t go unnoticed as I was always asked to come up with and paint the sets for all the school plays. I was given my own empty class room and two weeks where I could listen to my music my other passion and paint the days away while everyone else did math lol. The thing is as I grew and got older the encouragement to create and pursue the arts disappeared it was now time to get down to business, learn how to be part of the machine that feeds no souls, time to make money and pay bills. Skip ahead a few decades and one year for Christmas my beautiful wife Angela bought me a new easel and a bunch of supplies rekindling the fire that my sister had first lit many years earlier. By now my sister had two beautiful grown up daughters one of which Krysta was studying art and the two of them where taking some classes and workshops at The Franklin Carmichael Art Group out of Etobicoke Ontario. I jumped at the opportunity to shake off some serious rust and spend some quality time with my sister and niece. I made some new friends and drew inspiration from the others in the group it was like an oasis no cell phones or distractions. I entered some shows, I was able to share my work and win a few awards along the way. As an artist you see and look at things differently, you see things for what they are. The whole of it yes, but you also dive and go deeper, you refocus your eyes to see the bits and pieces in order to get to the sum of all the parts.