Geoff Haywood was born in South Africa and grew up in the UK. Although he pursued a scientific career, he comes from an artistic family, his father being a painter and sculptor. He was always drawing and painting pictures as a child and he has passed on the gift since his daughter is a painter and costume designer in Canadian Theatre. He came to Canada in 1978 and started serious watercolour painting here in Oak Bay (Windsor Pavilion) in 1982. His other artistic talents include pottery an...
The story of Side Street Studio is more than the history
of a business. It is the physical expression of a belief
that real art should be accessible to everyone. It is
also the evolution of a business model supported by
principles of community-building economics.