Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Ken Tobias, Songwriter, Singer and Artist.
Ken Tobias donates painting to 'Brush of Hope', in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada. 2009.
Ken Tobias celebrates life as many artistic people do, with his hand in varied art forms. While Ken is known, mainly as an foremost Canadian songwriter, and singer
not so many people know that behind the scenes Ken expresses himself with a palette, brush and canvas.
Since the focus of this blog is on Canadian Visual Arts, I suggest that readers interested in Ken's musical career and background check the links at the bottom of this page. But, for the uninitiated Ken is known for writing the soft rock classic song by the Bells called Stay Awhile which sold over a million records and he is known for such Canadian hits like I just Want To Make Music , Every Bit Of Love, Give A Little Love, Fly Me High, Dream #2 and New York City
Ken was born in St. John, New Brunswick and he directed himself in life as a draftsman. Before long, he found himself on a journey which led him to the East Coast television music show, 'Singalong Jubilee' and springboarded from there into a formidable music career.
Ken lived for many years in Toronto through the 1990s before returning to his home town.
Ken was for a time represented by 'The Gallery Wall' in Toronto.
You can check out Ken's website by clicking here. Ken expects that his website will soon feature as many as 160 of his paintings.
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