Heartache and Pain Made Me the Man I Am Today


This is about my life and the paths I have taken. As a young boy, I was a ward of the state, which I hated, going to so many schools and to so many families who didn’t want me. Why couldn’t I live with my own family? I tried so much to fit in and feel some sort of love. Not having the right influences led me on a self-destructive path I couldn’t break. I spent 8 years in prison, not knowing what I wanted or what I longed for in life.

Now I’m a single parent of two loving boys. I’ve brought them up on my own for around 6 years. Now I feel loved and wanted. More importantly, I know who I am by my boys. No father figure in my own life hasn’t helped, but I feel like I am doing a great job parenting. All the years searching for a reason to be here and the different paths I’ve taken has made me the man I am today. It makes me proud to say I’ve now got the best reason to wake up every day and so many reasons to want to better my life.

The tears of a man with a past I’m trying to forget.

100% of the artwork price goes directly to the artist.

50 × 71 cm | Acrylic on canvas | Cat. no: 0310-22

Unstretched canvas
+ $0
Stretched, ready to hang canvas
$100 incl.
This work is already stretched
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What is artwork stretching?
Your stretched and ready to hang painting will come complete with D-rings, hanging wire, and a small artwork label affixed to the back.

Why can’t I select unstretched canvas?
Some of our paintings are painted close to the edge of the canvas, and don’t have a border wide enough for standard stretching. These artworks will be ‘strip-lined’ with a quality cotton edging. As this is a boutique process, these paintings must be stretched by The Torch and are not available to be shipped as unstretched artworks.

Some paintings may also be unavailable unstretched because they have already been stretched for use in exhibitions.

How much will the artist receive?
100% of the artwork price, set before the stretching and delivery costs are added, is paid directly to the artist.

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