So tell me, which view would you prefer?
My current view...See that cabin in the second picture? Yeah that my families summer cottage. A place called Clark's Tickle, and where I consider home more than any other place in this world. Since my father was a fisherman, we spent every summer out here throughout my entire life. He doesn't fish anymore, but my folks still spend their summers there, and this summer, so will I!
I applied for a professional Artist grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council in March, and on Tuesday I found out that I was awarded the grant. This was the first time I have ever applied for anything like this, and I was over the moon about it! In fact I planned on writing about this days ago, but I guess it wasn't till now that I finally realized that I had gotten it. It's a little surreal for sure. :-)
My proposal was basically to be able to go home and paint a series of works based on the culture, and wildlife, intertwined with some of my childhood memories, of the region between Old Fort , QC and Red Bay, in Labrador (since once upon a time, there was only a road connecting us and no one else.) This shore is so incredibly rich in history, and I think that too many people overlook the major historical significance of this region. It is literally the gateway to North America! In my proposal I have listed three shows, one in my home town of St. Paul's River QC, another in Blanc-Sablon QC, (Where the Quebec/Newfoundland Ferry docks), and the third is at Point Amour Lighthouse in Labrador, where I will also be having some art work-shops for the locals. I have never had a work-shop before, so this will be a completely new experience for me. :-) I hope I ace it! Anyhow, thats mostly whats been running through my noggin the last few days. There are so many preparations to do that I don't know where to begin first.
In the meantime, here is another triptych that I did, and sold, this week. I love things in three's. :-P