The Artist Behind the Art
Tyler Kilkenny in his studio
Tyler has always had a passion for finding art in the ordinary so when he entered his grandfather’s deserted general store, he was overwhelmed with the potential. Born and raised in Russell, MB, he grew up seeing the old farm houses and businesses in the area grow empty and fall apart.
Tyler realized that there are many people that would love to hold on to a piece of their rural history. He tried several ideas before settling on framed pieces of tin with the history researched and posted on the back.
“It’s a great way to have some art with a story that is relevant to the owner,” says Tyler. “We all have a stake in the stories of the men and women that settled this country. This is a small way to salute those that have made Canada what it is today.”