“…The race to the grounds paid no mind to the gathering clouds to the west, the storm coming on too fast. Five boats didn’t return….” excerpt from a prose by Frank Ledwell.
This painting is the first in a series of 10 paintings I am doing for the 150 celebration of the Charlottetown Conference on PEI for 2014. These paintings are being inspired by the writings of Frank Ledwell, a well-known, well-loved and celebrated PEI writer. Ten Island writers including his daughter, Jane Ledwell will write new works inspired by these paintings. It is an interesting and exciting project. I enjoy painting from literature because it bring me to subject matter for my work that I may not have visited otherwise. All the works, Frank writings, my paintings and the new writings, will be shown in a show travelling across PEI beginning at July 25, 2014.