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Friday, 21 December 2018
Monday, 10 December 2018
Friday, 9 November 2018
"In my opinion nothing will ever open up this country for painting better than some forest fires on a vast scale."
"The sun rises on Newfoundland, sets on British Columbia, island to island. Chilly Atlantic mornings and warm Pacific sunsets. An arc that tracks a path from the dawn of an empire to its twilight."
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
"There are two pieces of music, one catchy and one classical, that always takes me back to the Rocky Mountains. The catchy one gives me a dark night in the woods, a little western town, a cafe's interior, and a rotund waiter whose salutation to us was always, "Hallo, you folks!"
"The Bow river does not slide or rustle like prairie rivers. But brawls across blue pebbles and a greenish tinge in its waters hints of snow."
Monday, 15 October 2018
"British Columbia, the genteel Siberia, that was neither genteel nor a Siberia, but undiscovered, perhaps that undiscoverable paradise."
"The artist reserves the right to remove a blot on the landscape, to change positions of things, to suit his composition, providing only that he does not transgress the laws of probability."
(Walter J Phillips)
Thursday, 30 August 2018
"An historical patina covers their buildings more deeply than any others, in England at least. Indeed I know of no place save for Paris, where memories seem to think on every stone."
(Ford Maddox Ford)
" I see no trend running through my work; I simply get on with my life and my painting."
Monday, 13 August 2018
"The peace and prettiness of the whole land here...has been good to me, and I stay on with unabated relish..."
"This level tract has by the bounty of the sea been by degrees added to the land, so that I may not without reason call it 'The Gift of the Seas."
(Camden. Brittanica Antiqua 1607)