quote:Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I love Colville's work. If you are a fan, Christopher Pratt from Newfoundland is much in the same vein. His wife Mary is a fantastic artist herself (and probably the more famous) but Christopher's work really speaks to me.
Amazing man as well. I had lunch with him a number of years ago at his studio in St. Mary's where he showed me a number of paintings he wasn't happy with, some of which were really wonderful. He was burning them one by one as we ate. It was heart wrenching.
We were just talking about Mary Pratt a couple of days ago! Some of her works are currently displayed in the National Gallery in Ottawa-- jam jars that are remarkably realistic, like a very sharp photograph. We were pretty impressed, and went back to see them a second time before we left the gallery.