Opening at the Rooms

Opening at the Rooms

The opening at The Rooms was a great success- I was gobsmacked to find the Theatre packed for my artist’s talk! The window next to the large painting below looks out to St. John’s Harbour; the large painting was done from a photo of that view, leaving out the buildings, wharves, ships, Cabot Tower, oil tanks and anything else man-made, and bringing icebergs inside the narrows. The icebergs around the narrows were taken from late 19th and early 20th century photos in the Archives, so they are like the ghosts of icebergs past. (work installed at The Rooms Provincial Gallery, photos Ellie Yonova, http://www.ellieyonova.com/) One show opened, and I was back in the studio finishing work for another exhibition, this time at Christina Parker Gallery, http://www.christinaparkergallery.com/, opening May 15th. When I am painting, my verbal ability seems to go on holiday, so it’s hard to paint and write about what I’m doing. I’ll stick to the installation at The Rooms Art Gallery for now and add some of the new work over the next...

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