This painting was commissioned for the Plowing Match in Ayr in 1995. The painting, now owned by the Township of North Dumfries, was loaded with details of local history such as the bells on the horses that pull the covered wagons. A portion of this painting also became a popular poster.
This painting, reproduced as a limited edition reproduction as well as a poster, helped raise a considerable sum for the International Plowing Match and Machinery Show held in Waterloo Region. Using research from local historical sources, I was able to construct a painting that paralleled a promotional campaign already developed using a covered wagon. Using this replica Conestoga wagon as a model, my aim was to show a time many years ago in our region. Plowing, of course, also needed to be a part of this work.
36" x 48"