San Francisco, California
Canadian Troy Lovegates aka Other began painting on the streets around 1988 after noticing graffiti on the buildings in Toronto that would magically appear overnight. Also around this time he developed a love for rail travel, therefore it was natural for him to begin displaying his art on trains.
In order to fund his train work, Troy Lovegates exhibits his art in galleries. To date, he has painted pieces and had art shows in Taipei, Tokyo, Paris, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Detroit, Montreal, Toronto, Dublin, Barcelona, Lima and many more cities around the world.
"Troy Lovegates crosses boundaries, making milestones in both fine art and mural works. Troy describes the process of turning one of his drawings into a linoleum cut: "Drawing and drawing and drawing over and over and over again the same exhausted lady whose soul i stole on a train ride from Berlin to Rome ... an exercise is boredom .... i am going to go nuts carving this linoleum out." - Juxtapoz