Oil on canvas.
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Oil on canvas.
This painting is of my studio in Cumberland B. C. where I lived and painted for 20 years.
In 1979 I did a major commission for Canada Tungsten Mining of their operations in the Northwest Territories. The paintings hangs in their main office in Vancouver. The money from this project bought my Cumberland studio.
During my 20 years in Cumberland, I did over 1000 paintings which I sold worldwide. The biggest sale was Husky Injection Moldings Company for their Asia Pacific office in Hong Kong. Interesting that a Canadian company in Hong Kong would hang paintings of Cumberland in their office. I can only guess that the farther you get from home, the more nostalgic you become for your own country.
Cumberland could be any small town in Canada, so images of the town had a big emotional impact on Canadians working overseas. Jeff MacDonald, Manager of the Hong Kong office visited Cumberland and loved the quaint Victorian village.
I had often admired a derelict 1949 Ford in my neighbors yard. One day I noticed it was for sale! Apparently the old truck clashed with his wife’s flower garden plan, and since I didn’t have a wife or a garden I asked the guy to tow it to my backyard. It was the best model I ever had, it never talked back and didn’t t move for 5 years!
I painted the old wreck in different seasons, but my favorite time was the Fall when the big leafed Vancouver Island maples turned yellow and gold and lay on the rust of the truck.