OPEN ROADS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS HELD:

July 15th - August 30th, 2022 - Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada - Sissiboo Coffee Bar + Gallery

September 1st - October 15th, 2022 - Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada - Sissiboo Coffee Bar + Gallery

The idea behind my paintings for OPEN ROADS came to me as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  I felt shut in and isolated by the lockdowns and provincial border closures. Like most Nova Scotians, I felt burdened with fear, sadness and stress. 

 

As someone who loves a good road trip, I began daydreaming of destinations in Nova Scotia that brought me joy and calm:
Places that I would visit for the first time, or return to, once things began to settle within the province.

 

The paintings in this show are the results of those daydreams of open roads along the Annapolis Valley, the South Shore, and Cape Breton Island. In most of these paintings, I am alone on the road looking over the steering wheel with the luxury of the view ahead all to myself.
In "Blomidon View”, I imagined stopping to take in one of my favourite scenes. 

 

Over these last two years, I have become very grateful for many things - family, friends and health.

I am also grateful to live in such a wonderful spot on this earth, in a province filled with unrelenting beauty.

 

I hope my paintings invoke in you a sense of lightness and optimism as we move forward through the pandemic together.

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Inverness Bound / 2022

36" x 36" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

$1500

Now available at Bear River Artworks Gallery, Bear River, NS

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Blomidon View / 2022

36" x 24" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

SOLD - Private Collection:

Halifax, NS

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River Road / 2022

36" x 24" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

SOLD - Private Collection:

Dartmouth, NS

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Red Skies on the 101 / 2022

12" x 36" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

SOLD - Private Collection:

Fall River, NS

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Approaching Paradise / 2022

12" x 36" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

SOLD - Private collection

California, USA

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Heading Home / 2022

24" x 36" x 1.5"

Acrylic on canvas

Painted black edges

SOLD - Private collection

Digby, NS

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Take the Backroad / 2022

24" x 24" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

$850

Now available at Bear River Artworks Gallery, Bear River, NS

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Happily Lost I - IV / 2022

Each 6" x 6" x 1.5"

Acrylic on Canvas

Painted black edges

$150 each / All 4 - $500

Now available at Bear River Artworks Gallery, Bear River, NS