Updates

  • Forrestall and Scott — The Reflective Gaze — on hanging day 2014-11-09 The subtext for the show evolved from a discussion on the role of selective perception in representational painting, and by extension how aesthetic judgments give pictorial language to non-verbal expression.
  • Mount Allison Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition 2014-10-04 This exhibition of alumni artists from the Fine Art Department at Mount Allison University celebrated the opening of the new Fine Arts building.
  • More studio time 2014-09-24 Study for Storm frontMore reflections upon returning to the studio of some landscape work done during the summer spent in Sackville, New Brunswick.
  • Studio time 2014-09-23 A look at some landscape sketches and drawings made in Sackville, New Brunswick over the summer.
  • End of summer — looking forward 2014-09-14 This was the second summer I had spent in Sackville visiting an area I had grown very fond of while earning my B.FA. I had spent the summer doing landscape paintings.
  • Where Sunny lived 2014-07-22 Cyrenus (Sunny) Robichaud is my wife's uncle. A bachelor, he has lived in the small village of Inkerman on the Acadian peninsula all of his life. He has reached the point of having to leave his house, and it is left as it was when he was living there.
  • Sackville School? 2014-07-07 Site of a proposed future Guild Academy of Arts. This project is an idea generated by Virgil, Meredith and myself which would develop in an effort to provide instruction for painting technique and support of a somewhat classical aesthetic philosophy.
  • Sackville (Reprise) 2014-06-29 As is my habit I am away from the sturm, dust and drang of the metropolis for the summer. I have returned to Sackville for a reprise of last summers adventures.
  • Portland Museum of Art 2014-06-16 A trip to Portland with stops at Bodoin College and the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. A main feature was a retrospective of Richard Estes painting.
  • Stephen Paints a Picture 2014-03-12 An exhibition which included a portrait of Virgil Hammock and a number of my more important paintings. It's origin lay in a project of Virgil's and mine which centred on a 20 part text of the conversation between us while working on a Virgil's portrait, and which was available as an ebook.
  • Docent Talk 2014-03-02 An interesting day followed in which we spoke to the docents on the nature of the works in the exhibition at the Beaverbrook. The range of topics covered the birth of creative inspiration to technical issues.
  • Popup at the Beaverbrook 2014-02-08 A show curated by Virgil Hammock of my work at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. It is built around a portrait project we undertook over the past summer and involved the development of an ebook of our conversations on art during the sittings.
  • Saint John from a different perspective 2014-02-05 Some insights into my radiation treatments for cancer post-surgery.
  • Thanksgiving with Tom 2013-10-14 Spending time with an artist who had been a big inspiration early on in setting my own course in the arts.
  • Halifax October 1 2013-09-15 My summer projects finished in September. My next voyage then began, an all-consuming experience beginning with surgery for cancer.
  • Timeline September 2013 2013-09-10 In September I packed my studio for an extended leave. I had been diagnosed with a stage 4 cancer and was on my way to Halifax.
  • What is correspondence? 2013-09-07 Thoughts on correspondence with a colleague about what being an artist is about.
  • Newfoundland Suite at the Yellow Box, Fredericton 2013-09-05 A group of oil sketches from a series made in 2012 in southwestern Newfoundland. Curated by William Forrestall with text by Virgil Hammock.
  • Running Down the Muse 2013-08-20 On inspiration, and personal experience.
  • The Sackville School 2013-07-26 Some thoughts on spending my first summer since 1977 in the rural environment of the Tantramar region, and reflections on its artistic heritage.
  • Performance vs. Production 2013-07-09 A rambling essay on creative production and the inevitable need to present ones art.
  • Inside the Studio — exhibition day Sunbury Shores 2013-06-22 Photos of the exhibition "Inside the Studio" at Sunbury Shores, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.
  • From the Studio 2013-06-12 Preparation for an exhibitory myself and Ann Manuel at Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, with a studio-centered theme focusing on the creative process as it evolves from studio practice.
  • Just Another Day 2013-05-10 There is a space behind the self promotion, hype and selling of success that is sometimes, daunting….
  • Art Treasures of New Brunswick — Beaverbrook Art Gallery 2013-03-12 February 21 to May 26, 2013 A week ago an exhibit opened at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Art Treasures of New Brunswick, curated by Virgil Hammock, critic, and retired head of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University. I missed the opening and lecture because of other commitments but I saw the show today. It was a ...