Halifax Harbour Painting & Drawing

The work of drawing and painting around Halifax Harbour began innocently enough. The opportunity of time was given and sketching began. At the first go approaching the waters edge was relatively easy, rain or shine the car studio could roll down to the waterfront and stop at spots of interest. Drawing and painting would begin.

Until we hung them on the wall the individual stories were silent in a pile. Each outing added to the work as new sites were discovered and of course the amazing objects were ready to draw.

One interesting observation to come out of the project is how the views are changing in a very short period of time. Unfortunately the great harbour is becoming a bit of a peep show visible by chance or by appointment. Now, some sites are not accessible at all and others are visible only between or over barriers and buildings. Post nine eleven security fencing now appears in most of the drawings.