2013, “the Boat Show”

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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.

The visual impact of living in Port Colborne since 2007, 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 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.   For this project at Arts Place Gallery, Port Colborne, ON, I decided to interpret what I was ‘seeing’ through found materials, beach debris & paint.  Welcome to ‘The Boat Show’.

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