This painting depicts part of Peggy's Cove - a famous tourist destination in Nova Scotia. I called this painting "First Love at Peggy's Cove" because I think that Peggy's Cove is the place where I actually fell in love with my husband. I was living on a military base during this time back in 2010 and I was new to the city of Halifax. I was meeting a lot of people then and getting to know Nova Scotia so I was taking a lot of trips with my friends. My husband was one of the people that I was hanging out with. You never know when and where you will find love. The couple in love, inside the painting, symbolize that honeymoon stage in my life. The honeymoon stage that is still very much present in my life.
This painting was displayed at a juried show in the Chase Gallery inside the Pulbic Archives of Nova Scotia. See pictures below of this painting beign displayed at the Chase Gallery; my painting was displayed amongst paintings that belong to some of the most amazing artists; all paintings belong to different members of the Nova Scotia Contemporary Art Society.
So many people have asked me how long it takes me to paint the paintings that I paint and I never had the answer. It is hard to tell because many of my paintings I painted while I was sailing full time with the Navy. I was always in and out of town and I only painted when I got into town. I was curious myself so finally I decided to film the progress of painting this painting. It took me 18 hours to paint this painting; I painted it over the period of 3 days.
The video below, "HOW IT'S DONE", Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 intend to address some of the questions asked by the public about how I go about making my paintings. Thank you for watching.