Oshawa, Ontario born Gerald McLaughlin has been an Artist since birth. His first Major work was a crayon mural as high as he could reach, encompassing his bedroom wall; needless to say his mother was not impressed.
Gerald first picked up an Airbrush in 1978 and never looked back. Starting with his skateboards and then moving on to anything that paint would stick to. Some of his early personal highlights have been the first Harley, first 1/4-mile car and first guitar he ever painted, but most of all was the Artwork he created for his first album cover. He has specialized in highly detailed Airbrush Art since he founded VooDoo Airbrushing in 1985 and is now a co-owner of www.voodooair.com, (located in Ajax Ontario since 1986).
Other highlights include his visit with Roger Dean (of Dragon's Dream/Paper Tiger Publishing and YES album cover art fame) in Southern England, his trip to Brasil in '95 to deliver a custom vehicle created for Cougar Electronics and his trip to Bahrain to embellish cigarette boats, especially the one for the Al Khalifa Royal Family.
More recent achievements include the organization of his Smokinart.com Art Exhibits, (going on 5 plus years now), in the Toronto and Vancouver Molson Indys, the paint jobs done on NHL goaltenders masks, the print celebrating Snowboarder Ross Rebagliatis Olympic Gold Medal performance, the release of an inaugural print in conjunction with the launch of the new Toronto Roadrunners AHL Hockey Club and the involvement with creating images for use on Pyrowears apparel. Stay tuned for future intense images from Gerald, which will be unveiled on Pyrowears clothing line and other product lines.
Some of his future goals are to produce more original works, publish more of his personal work, most importantly assemble and publish his works in a coffee table book form and help to publish other Artists.
He also strongly believes in and vehemently defends TOTAL Artistic freedom of expression in all the Arts and the right of all Visual Artists to create any subject matter without fear of oppression, censorship or persecution.