This season of Art Battle got off to an unexpected start for me. In 2014, I had competed in Calgary, Alberta's first Art Battle, AB124. By doing so, my name was added to a list of Art Battle "All Stars" that occasionally get invited to paint at upcoming events.
I was asked to participate in AB240 at the Calgary Aerospace Museum, a special Art Battle event sponsered by the Canadian Mint. I am so glad I did - I ended up qualifying for the final round and eventually winning the event itself! This qualified me for our provincial regional finals that were held in June. (see pictures above) I decided to compete again, at the HiFi Club for AB 258 to practice for the finals. While I didn't win that event, I did place in the final round.
I did pretty well at the Regional Finals, AB292, qualifying for the final round. I felt I painted quite well that day even though I didn't win the event. More importantly, I got to hang out with friends that came to see me paint, friends I've made through Art Battle and I had a blast.
I can't wait for the 2016-2017 Season to start in September!