Young Westdale artist creates Canada 150 poster for neighbour

Community Jul 17, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

It’s not the first time Matthew Beecroft has created a piece of art for Westdale neighbour Jane Evans.

By the time Evans moved down the street from the Beecroft family, two-year-old Matthew was already drawing. He has always been particularly fascinated by architecture.

Now, at the age of 14, Matthew has created several works of art which decorate Evans’ piano at home. So, it wasn’t a big surprise when she asked the recent Dalewood Middle School graduate to create a Canada 150 poster for her. After all, school had just ended and he might have a bit more free time.

“I took the 150 logo and gave it my own twist,” Matthew said.

Not long after Matthew accepted the challenge, he became quite sick — even heading to the emergency room. But, he recovered, and although he wasn’t able to get the project done in time for Canada Day, he did present it to his neighbour just a couple of days later.

“It’s the 150th all year,” Evans said.

The marker and pencil crayon on Bristol board creation — incorporating Canadian images like the flag and the Peace Tower into the Canada 150 anniversary logo — found its way onto Evans’ piano, but not for long.

She decided the poster needed to be seen, so she put in her window for those passing by to share.

“It’s so great — and he’s only 14,” Evans said.

Young Westdale artist creates Canada 150 poster for neighbour

Drawing, architecture part of Matthew Beecroft's life since childhood

Community Jul 17, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

It’s not the first time Matthew Beecroft has created a piece of art for Westdale neighbour Jane Evans.

By the time Evans moved down the street from the Beecroft family, two-year-old Matthew was already drawing. He has always been particularly fascinated by architecture.

Now, at the age of 14, Matthew has created several works of art which decorate Evans’ piano at home. So, it wasn’t a big surprise when she asked the recent Dalewood Middle School graduate to create a Canada 150 poster for her. After all, school had just ended and he might have a bit more free time.

“I took the 150 logo and gave it my own twist,” Matthew said.

Not long after Matthew accepted the challenge, he became quite sick — even heading to the emergency room. But, he recovered, and although he wasn’t able to get the project done in time for Canada Day, he did present it to his neighbour just a couple of days later.

“It’s the 150th all year,” Evans said.

The marker and pencil crayon on Bristol board creation — incorporating Canadian images like the flag and the Peace Tower into the Canada 150 anniversary logo — found its way onto Evans’ piano, but not for long.

She decided the poster needed to be seen, so she put in her window for those passing by to share.

“It’s so great — and he’s only 14,” Evans said.

Young Westdale artist creates Canada 150 poster for neighbour

Drawing, architecture part of Matthew Beecroft's life since childhood

Community Jul 17, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

It’s not the first time Matthew Beecroft has created a piece of art for Westdale neighbour Jane Evans.

By the time Evans moved down the street from the Beecroft family, two-year-old Matthew was already drawing. He has always been particularly fascinated by architecture.

Now, at the age of 14, Matthew has created several works of art which decorate Evans’ piano at home. So, it wasn’t a big surprise when she asked the recent Dalewood Middle School graduate to create a Canada 150 poster for her. After all, school had just ended and he might have a bit more free time.

“I took the 150 logo and gave it my own twist,” Matthew said.

Not long after Matthew accepted the challenge, he became quite sick — even heading to the emergency room. But, he recovered, and although he wasn’t able to get the project done in time for Canada Day, he did present it to his neighbour just a couple of days later.

“It’s the 150th all year,” Evans said.

The marker and pencil crayon on Bristol board creation — incorporating Canadian images like the flag and the Peace Tower into the Canada 150 anniversary logo — found its way onto Evans’ piano, but not for long.

She decided the poster needed to be seen, so she put in her window for those passing by to share.

“It’s so great — and he’s only 14,” Evans said.