Rory Facette-Grondin is 14 years old and is in the Arts Programme at Centennial High School in Belleville. He previously was at CML Snider School in Wellington, ON
He showed, an Art talent in Kindergarten and began taking lessons twice a year from Sharon Bower a Water Colour Artist in Trenton, when he was 8 years old.
He first entered the Picton Fair when he was 8 years old and, because his painting was framed could not compete in the school section, it was put in the 17 and under category. He won 1st prize and received special recognition from Eleanor Sprague a local artist, as the top boy in that section.
Since then he has received many first place ribbons in the Picton Fair as well as recognition for his Remembrance Day art work from the Wellington Legion.