Many years ago, the commissioners great, great grandfather was a shoemaker in Brampton. We chose that time to depict that small town. Note the boot-shaped sign over the door on the left.
This painting was commissioned for a man who flew night missions in W.W. II. His heart is still clearly in Scotland, even though he has lived here all his life. It is not unusual for a person to commission me to paint a personal spot, a dream perhaps. I feel flattered that someone would take me into their confidence.
This painting sprang from a commission that I did in St. George, Ontario. I was thrilled to see on just one farm, eighty acres of orchard. This farmer has a complicated system of bird boxes that aids in the control of pests. This is certainly better than using a lot of pesticides.
The suite of 11 paintings:
Acres of Orchard (Image #0699)