painting and photographic works

Riverdale (a painting Series)

In the early 1990’s I did a series of paintings of the Riverdale community, in Edmonton’s river valley.

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“Tree Frog Press”, acrylic on hardboard, 30 by 41 cm, 1991

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“Bird Bath”, acrylic on canvas, 61 by 51 cm, 1992

One of the most distinguishing features of the community at the time was the large, undeveloped tract of land that belonged to the historic Little Brick factory,  By the end of the decade those fields would be redeveloped to look like suburbia, but at the time it lent a rural charm to this area, just a kilometer from downtown.

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“Old Brickyard Field”, acrylic on canvas, 51 by 61 cm, 1992

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“Old Brickyard Road” acrylic on canvas, 51 by 61 cm, 1992

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“The Little Brick House”, acrylic on hardboard, 28 by 36 cm, 1991

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“The Rink Shack”, acrylic on canvas, 51 by 61 cm, 1992

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“Sun on 92nd Street”, acrylic on hardboard, 36 by 38 cm, c. 1992

A decade and half later I would revisit this series with a few more paintings of the community:

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“Summer Morning on 91st Street”, oil on hardboard, 51 by 61 cm, 2008

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“Riverdale Garage (winter sunlight)”, oil on canvas, 41 by 51 cm, 2008

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