I was commissioned to paint exactly this scene from an old Montreal photo for an Alzheimer's patient who lived his present in his past memories.Peel and St. Catharines is Montreal's most famous corner. The white on the road and track didn't stop this tram. Service was discontinued in 1959.
...I enjoy painting in what I call ,"Pseudo naive cartoon Abstractism", featuring bright colours in very simplistic forms.A happy feeling exudes from my works as they are all based on features from the present and past.Usually a car or bicycle shows up somewhere in the picture. I work only in acrylics with black pencil art markers. I took a 1 year fine arts university course back in 1964, and then dropped it completely until only recently.My works have gone in 2 directions:the landmark paintings, and the everyday situations featuring "little people". People tell me they can "connect" with my historical view of the passing scene. Signs and commercial store fronts are a key to my paintings.Take close look at the signs...often a little bit of...
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