On November 25th, Jessica Bradford (NTNB Communication Coordinator) and I visited a grade three/four classroom at the Hazen White-St. Francis School in Saint John for a conservation and art workshop. Jessica taught the students about land conservation in the province, and then I led a printmaking art workshop, using various NB Species at Risk as the inspiration for the images.
After the workshop, we met board member Walter Emrich for a quick hike through the Boar's Head Nature Preserve (which is only a few kilometers from the school). Walter led us through the trail system to the shoreline. I was immediately captured by the coastal rock features, especially within the context of early winter colours.
Jessica captured this beautiful panoramic view overlooking Grand Bay:
Over the summer I had the opportunity to walk the periphery of Navy Island in St. Andrews. I've finally started committing a scene from this adventure to a 30 x 48" canvas. Most of the work is being completed at a new studio space that I am testing out in Florenceville. The space is called the River Art Studio and it is connected with the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery.
Stay tuned for more updates to come!
New Brunswick Artist and Art Educator