October 27th, 2016
48"x72" Oil on canvas
available for sale
The story behind the painting:
I have a wonderful Father. (Mother too!) But it was my father who, being from a rural small farm town in New Brunswick, came to Toronto at the age of 16, and soon after married and begun his family in the far out suburbs. He made certain every vacation to pack us all up in the family van and travel. Mostly to New Brunswick to visit family, but along the way we often detoured all over Northern Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast. I like to say there isn't much between Toronto and Halifax that I haven't seen.
When I grew older I continued those travels on my own. Now I can honestly say that there really isn't much of this great land I have not seen. Those travels have made permanently etched images into my heart and a few years ago I decided to bring together those elements into one significant large canvas. I call it "Memories", for it is not of a specific place, but rather of many.
I have kept Memories with me most of the time but recently exposed it to the public a the Algonquin Park Gallery. Now it is home with me again. Perhaps it speaks to you? You can discuss acquisition with me any time by email at email@example.com
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.