Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gallery Show

Well I finally gathered my paintings together for a show at the Grand Manan Art Gallery.  I had paintings grouped somewhat topically.  One wall might have been called "Steam and Diesel" and featured ferries of the past and present.  One painting was the Saint John River steamer "Majestic", and the other three were ferries that served Grand Manan: the Flushing that served from 1884 to 1900, the "Grand Manan III" that served from 1945 to 1965 and the "Grand Manan" that came into service in 1965 and is still serving our Island today.

Another wall could be described as "The Shipwreck Wall" which featured half a dozen of my shipwreck paintings.

The long wall of the gallery room had three groupings: in the centre were five lighthouse paintings:

On one end were sailing vessel paintings

And at the other end were paintings of sea birds and fish:

But a special surprise was the "1960's Corner" which had a few pieces of my work from the 1960's, which was quite fun, as it showed a different side of my artwork:

But what would be the point of this if people weren't there to enjoy, so it was great to see people wandering around and looking at the paintings and having a pleasant time chatting with one another.

The show will be in the Grand Manan Art Gallery until June 14.

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