More studio time 2014-09-24More reflections upon returning to the studio of some landscape work done during the summer spent in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Studio time 2014-09-23A look at some landscape sketches and drawings made in Sackville, New Brunswick over the summer.
End of summer — looking forward 2014-09-14This 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 2014-07-22Cyrenus (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? 2014-07-07Site 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) 2014-06-29As 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 2014-06-16A 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 2014-03-12An 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 2014-03-02An 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 2014-02-08A 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.
From the Studio 2013-06-12Preparation 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 ...