The Manitoba Trucking Association made a special presentation to the Honourable Steve Ashton, Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation yesterday afternoon. A painting, commissioned by the MTA depicting a transport truck, was presented to the minister’s office at 1p.m at the Manitoba Legislature. The picture was painted by local artist Glenn Hayes and was presented by MTA President Tom Payne Jr., who was accompanied by Hayes and several members of the MTA Board of Directors.
The Manitoba Trucking Association commissioned well-known local artist Glenn Hayes to paint this commemorative piece. Titled Driven to Succeed, the illustration plays homage to the roots of trucking in Manitoba, incorporating elements of the industry from the past and looking forward to the future. It captures how Manitoba is the place where east meets west, urban meets rural and the past meets the present.
“The Manitoba Trucking Association is pleased to present the Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation department with this specially commissioned painting,” says Tom Payne Jr., President of the Manitoba Trucking Association. “It will serve as a reminder of the economic role trucking plays in our Province and we are pleased to have the Minister accept it as a keepsake in his office.”
“As Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, I’m proud of the work done by the Manitoba Trucking Association and look forward to continuing to work with them,” said Minister Ashton. “This painting is a poignant addition to the Manitoba Legislature.”
Artist Glenn Hayes was born in Winnipeg and he has used that background for much of his inspiration. Glenn has drawn all his life and chose a career in graphic design and illustration that spans nearly 30 years. In that time, he has worked for design studios, national ad agencies, and the Winnipeg Free Press.