Dundas Valley School of Art
Live Auction

Live Auction [Preview-Only]

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 08:00PM EDT
Lot 1290


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Artist: John Doherty
Medium: Painted Paddle with Iink and watercolour
Dimensions: 60'' x 6''
Location: Loft


Bidding on this artwork will take place at the Live Auction event, Friday, April 14. Tickets available at the link at dvsa.ca. Absentee bids can also be placed in advance – request a form at the school office or email bid@dvsa.ca. Limited phone bidding options also available.  


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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