“the Boat Show”

The Boat Show
August 2013
Arts Place Gallery, Port Colborne, ON

As a visual artist, I draw, print-make and paint in oils and watercolour, but the main style in which I’ve worked my entire arts career is assemblage.  Assemblage is an artistic process that consists of making three-dimensional or two-dimensional artistic compositions by putting together found objects.

For this project I decided to interpret what I was ‘seeing’ through found materials, beach debris & paint.

The visual impact of living in Port Colborne, a  block from Lock 8 and it’s constant parade of ‘boats’ as well as the close proximity to the harbour, Gravelly Bay and Lake Erie provides one with a kaleidoscope of visual impressions and creative ideas. As I got to know Port Colborne and surrounding environs after moving here in 2007, I realized that what was stimulation for me as a visual artist (the Welland Canal, the lake and the boats), has been and continues to be, a major stimulus for creativity to the entire local arts community.

Welcome to ‘The Boat Show’.

Check out the following articles about “the Boat Show”


thanks to Victoria Gray


and thank you Luke Edwards

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Published by Doug Carter

Born in 1943 I was educated & lived in Hamilton & Dundas, Ontario, Canada until 2005 when I moved to Port Colborne, Ontario. In 2010 I published "Cool Fool, Blues Rockin' In the Hammer" my memoir of playing Blues & Rock & Roll in & around Hamilton, Ontario. First with Rich Newell in Son Richard & the Chessmen, 1961 & later with Rich in King Biscuit Boy & the Real Gooduns. and later in the FL Kyng Blues Band with Mike Oddie, Guitar Mikey's Real Thing and & the Stingrays. I recently helped Guitar Mikey McMillan write a CD for his Ear Wig Music CD that was released April 17, 2012, "Out of the Box:.

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