Clifford George – Anchored To The Ocean

Mar 8—Mar 30, 2019

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  • Baine Harbour Revisited

    Acrylic on canvas
    60” x 84”
    2019

  • A Walk Down Red Point Road, Bonavista

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2019

  • The Old Twine Store Tilting, Fogo

    Acrylic on canvas
    60” x 48”
    2019

  • Cozy Haven, Grand Bank

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • Winston Smith’s Dory, Dildo

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • Uncle Bob And Aunt Annie’s Home Revisited

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • Trouty On A Late July Day

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • Fishermen’s Nook On Change Islands

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • Pete Decker’s Point, Joe Batt’s Arm

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 60”
    2018

  • As The Sun Sets Over Open Hall

    Acrylic on canvas
    40” x 60”
    2018

  • The Moon Cozies Up To The Salt Box House, North Shore

    Acrylic on canvas
    48” x 36”
    2018

  • There Is Music In Fogo

    Acrylic on canvas
    36” x 48”
    2018

  • Oh, What A Lovely Day, Joe Batt’s Arm

    Acrylic on canvas
    36” x 48”
    2019

  • Oh, What A Lovely Breeze, Change Islands

    Acrylic on canvas
    36” x 48”
    2019

  • First Snow Torbay

    Acrylic on canvas
    32” x 40”
    2019

  • Oh, This Is The Place Where The Fishermen Gather (Art Scammell’s House, Change Islands)

    Acrylic on canvas
    30” x 48”
    2019

  • Salt Boxes In The Garden, Bonavista

    30" x 40"
    Acrylic on canvas
    2017

  • A Whistling Summer Breeze, Joe Batt’s Arm

    Acrylic on canvas
    28” x 68”
    2018

  • The Lupins Are Out In Port Rexton

    Acrylic on canvas
    24” x 48”
    2018

  • On The Way To The Beach, Duntura

    Acrylic on Canvas
    24" x 48"
    2018

  • Winter Wood Foxtrap (Green House)

    Acrylic on canvas
    24” x 36”
    2018

  • Kings Cove, House By The Side Of The Road

    Acrylic on canvas
    18” x 24”
    2018

  • House At Tickle Cove

    Acrylic on canvas
    16” x 20”
    2018

  • Yellow House, Change Islands

    Acrylic on canvas
    16” x 20”
    2018

  • Salt Box In The Meadow, Change Islands

    Acrylic on canvas
    16” x 20”
    2018


Clifford George – Anchored To the Ocean

Christina Parker Gallery is pleased to announce Anchored To The Ocean, a new exhibition of paintings by Clifford George. This exhibition marks Clifford’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will open March 8 and run until March 30 with an artist opening reception on Friday, March 8, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

 

“Your people built homesteads around rock and sea…
Stages erected on cliffs
Struggled to stay anchored to the ocean.
While houses rose above the high water mark
And the edifice to their religion –
The grand workmanship of their own hands  –
Towered toward the sky.“

Excerpt from the poem, Not a Taylor Left in Taylor’s Room, by Larry Small

 

Clifford George is inspired by locations with a powerful presence of the sea as a primary source of imagery. This exhibition features paintings from his favourite haunts; the Bonavista Bay Peninsula, Change Islands, Fogo Island and surrounding communities. The new works imbued with brilliant colour and movement reveal a sense of belonging and a feeling of being invited into a personal experience with a place. These paintings are larger in scale but maintain an intimate engagement.

Oral traditions make up the foundation of the culture in communities along the coast in Newfoundland and Labrador. For Clifford George, the narratives of people met, the poets, songwriters, and storytellers are as important in his paintings as the locations themselves. Clifford George paints a life lived with a sense of generosity offering the viewer entry into his experience of what it means to be of this place.

Clifford George lives and works in Whiteway, Trinity Bay. He has actively painted and exhibited since 1970. While primarily self-taught, he received a formal art education at the College of Trades and Technology in St. John’s where he graduated in 1972. His career post-education was as a sign painter. Clifford continued his art education by doing private study and workshops with some of the most important artists in Newfoundland like Gerald Squires, Frank LaPointe and Don Wright. Later, his drawing ability led him to a job as a medical artist at the Health Science Centre associated with Memorial University, where his drawings of medical procedures were published in many international medical journals. The paintings of Clifford George are in both public and private collections around the world.

 

Artist will be present

Music by Boyd Chubbs

Artists associated with this exhibition