Six artists were given the opportunity to stay on beautiful, privately owned, Long Island for a week to paint primarily en plein air. Long Island is off Parrsboro, NS, in the Minas Basin (the home to the highest tides in the world). The participants, all female, include:
The artists found Long Island to present some real challenges with its shear cliffs. The task of getting the art supplies and luggage from the boat onto the island was a cooperative effort involving cranes and cables.
Painting outdoors from dawn to dusk, the evening provided a chance for group critique and discussion of the work created that day. As the week drew to a close, they realized they had over 80 paintings and sketches completed between the 6 of them.
On display is a variety of works from each individual showcasing their own interpretation of the vast landscapes. A photo album with images chronicling their retreat and a journal outlining each artistic process will also be available to view.
Work will be on display and available for sale January 2 - 31
Artists will be on hand Sunday January 5th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM