Pangnirtung, Nunavut: A Painted Landscape Scene in the Canadian Arctic

My latest landscape painting took me to the Hamlet of Pangnirtung | ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᓐᓄ ᐸᖕᓂᕐᑑᒥ (in Inuktitut). Pangnirtung is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, some 300km northeast of Iqaluit, the territory’s capital. I’ve never set foot there. The photo inspiration for this piece was taken by a friend and colleague who travelled throughout Canada’s youngest territory […]

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Ancient Bay

Have you ever hiked to the bottom of the ocean? The Tablelands in Gros Morne National Park of Canada allow you to do just that. Norris Point is an optimal place to view the Tablelands by distance. It inspired me to write a poem (Ancient Bay) and paint a landscape piece.

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Art Gallery

Features my artwork from 2015+, including works painted with and under the guidance of Canadian landscape painter, Gordon Harrison and one painted under the guidance of Canadian painter, Rosemary Leach.

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Welcome to Little Bay East: A Newfoundland Outport that Offers a View into the Past

Little Bay East, where the Thornhill family has lived for more than one and a half centuries, is situated on the southeastern shores of Newfoundland. It’s an outport fishing community surrounded by other outport fishing communities along the Burin Peninsula on Fortune Bay. When the Thornhills arrived in Newfoundland from northcentral England (Dorsetshire or Dorset as […]

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Saltwater Cowboys

I come from a long line of fishers and grew up hearing their stories. Twenty-five years ago this past July, the cod moratorium put some 30,000 island fishermen out of work. My book, Saltwater Cowboys: What Happened to Newfoundlanders When the Cod Fishery Closed, is a nonfiction narrative encompassing memoir and history about the life and death of the commercial cod fishery in Newfoundland.It’s a collection of stories of the people and communities across the island and how life has changed leading up to and since that time

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