Power of Place
Original acrylic painting, varnished for UV protection, on a gallery wrapped canvas, with 1 1/2" sides, painted black, ready to hang as is.
The Original Painting is thick with texture, rich and glossy.
Smaller sized prints (20" x 40”, and 12" x 24") are available for a limited time based on this painting.
Available to view at the Muse Art Gallery, in Kenora, Ontario, from April 14-July 9, 2022, as a part of the public art gallery show, "Power of Place", featuring the artwork of Walter J Phillips and Melissa Jean.
Available for purchase here on this site only, for pick up or delivery after July 9, 2022.
About this painting:
I first discovered this island in the summer of 2011 when I was on the lookout for the spot Walter J Phillips painted "Sunset, Lake of the Woods". It’s distinct rock formation gave it away instantly. Since then I’ve been back many times to paint on location from various angles and different times of day from the nearest island. The first time I painted it on location, I had a good look around the island that I was on. It had a wonderful spot to sit and set up a travel easel. I set up there and imagined my predecessors, Walter J and my mentor and friend, Robert Genn, painting there as well. I truly felt a part of the tribe of artists and the connection to these two in this place. I found a tin can tucked between two rocks close by, all rusted out and cut down the middle, and I imagined this might have been Walter J’s lunch. Oh to have a time machine, and see what the area looked like 100 years ago! So, I tucked in a wooden brush with my initials carved in it next to the old can. Maybe future artists will be on the same treasure hunt.
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