This is a series about Canadian artists I have known and, in some cases, have worked with.
Michael Dumas, to many, is known as an “artist’s artist”. The first time a saw Michael’s art was at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival (now the Buckhorn Festival of the Arts). Back then I didn’t know much about art or Canadian artists. Judi and I had been invited to visit the festival with friends who lived in
and it was our first “ART FESTIVAL”! Little did I know then how involved we
would become in the “World of Art”! But that is another story! At the time I
was working in Peterborough
for a real estate relocation company. Judi and I went back to the festival in
subsequent years and got to meet many of the participating artists along the
way. One of the artists we got to know a little was Michael Dumas. Year’s later
I contracted to work for Buckhorn Publishing, Michael’s publisher! It was there
that I got to work with and know Michael much better. At first, I was very
intimidated, but as I got to talk with Michael, I began to realize that he was
not only a fabulous artist, but a wonderful and caring person. The number of
organizations that have benefited from his generosity is immeasurable! Toronto
To be continued in Part Two...