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Nick Seebruch

Published on April 17, 2017

Kevin Jade MacDonald presenting his new book which showcases his art (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

CORNWALL, Ontario - A local Cornwall artist is taking to a new medium to get his art out there.

Kevin Jade MacDonald has recently released a book of his paintings.

"For a while there wasn't a place in Cornwall where art could be shown, so sometimes you just have to do it yourself and get yourself out there," said Macdonald.

MacDonald is from Cornwall and got his start as an artist in St. Lawrence College's graphic designer course and designed his book with the great help of Astro Printing.

MacDonald began his work in the art world as a model for International Top Models in the 1980s and 90s. That job took him to major centres of high art in America and Europe, the cities of New York and Paris.

A lof of his time in that world inspires his artwork of today.

"I try to incorporate fashion into my storytelling," he said. "I think I reflect my own interpretation of models in my paintings. I really try to capture the light on the fabric," he said of one picture.

His paintings begin as an idea he says and they then incubate and develop.

"Sometimes an idea for a painting will rattle around in my head for 20 years before I do anything with it," he said.

MacDonald says he wants to take his book to New York and Montreal and to feature it in small art galleries.

A copy of his book is available for viewing at the Cornwall Public Library and for order through Astro Printing.