6"x12" acrylics on panel
We moved from Perth to Hopetown to look after my grandfather when I was 16. This was a dramatic turning point in my life, for it was here that I fell in love with the rural scene and its people and got to enjoy them for eight years before moving to Belleville. As I painted this small panel a quarter mile from our old house, enjoying the view of rolling hilIs, rail fences and misty blue-green trees across the Clyde River valley, I relived many pleasant memories. I still cannot drive by this area without being taken by its beauty and quaintness.