A man with a history of mental illness, drug abuse, and homelessness finds solace through art.

Stephen Whittaker has endured more than most people, his childhood or lack thereof shaped his life. From time spent living on the street, in jail and drug-affected it wasn’t until much later in his life did he find peace. 

Creating art is what helped Stephen find peace. “Painting My Canvas” profiles Stephen Whittaker and tells his story about resilience and how art helped him rediscover joy.


  • Director: Mark Hellinger
  • Producer: Mark Hellinger
  • Cinematographer: Rod Th’ng and Nick Campbell
  • Sound recordist/mix: Artie Blakeney
  • Editor: Mark Hellinger

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