Artist: John Doherty
Medium: Painted Paddle with Iink and watercolour
Dimensions: 60'' x 6''
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Biography and Artist Statement
John Doherty has been a full-time professional artist in Canada for over 40 years. He is from England, where he attended art college, achieving a degree in Graphic Design, and later went into teaching. He has always been interested in legends, myths and fantasy as a subject for his work. The stories of the Indigenous peoples of the Canadian eastern woodlands are of special interest. Every picture tells a story; his work always includes images with the text that inspired the work. He strives to create a visual stimulus that people can enjoy, then on reading the text appreciate what it means to him.
Text on Back of Paddle
Dim clouds drift through a lavender sky. Full moon floats in the expanding shade as silvery stars appear with a sigh like shimmering tears for a loons serenade.
This paddle was handcrafted by John Bell of The Redtail Paddle Company Campbellford, Ontario, Canada. It is factored from a single length of hard sugar maple wood and is carved in the traditional otter tail design.
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