When studying Fine Art at the University of Guelph I entered some of my paintings that I had done before entering kindergarten into their annual Juried Art Show. Of the series “A Preschool Child’s Freedom of Expression”, the darker landscape-ish piece won honourable mention. My painting prof, Elton Yerex, wasn’t too thrilled to hear that I had made the piece as a child. The show was 25 years ago. Now it is common place to see the value in children’s art and even to commercialize it. All I know is that it is the best work I’ve ever created!!