Garbett worked in the digital marketing field for decades, designing and branding from studios in Toronto. The graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design -- now called OCAD University --started out as an illustrator, creating work for magazines and corporations.

"I've always been a creative individual," he says. "I've always had my foot in projects that allowed me to create with my hands, whether it's through painting, sculpture, digital film or video." 

Garbett has always enjoyed expressing himself through painting and drawing.  While renovating a house in Toronto, he took the first step in his career shift by converting one of the bedrooms into an art studio.  No sooner had he hammered in the last nail to finish the renovation when he decided to put the house on the market and made the move to Muskoka, originally locating in Bracebridge.

To read the full article, go to Unique Muskoka.