Artist's Statement

Gerald's art work was always inspired by high calibre international art. He was a tireless reader of art history and those modern artists whose work had received international acclaim. He had visited many art galleries in North American and in Europe. What he read and saw informed his own art and provided a challenge which he attempted to meet of his own terms. His work was divided into the following categories:

  1. Large Paintings of Heads
  2. People in Art Galleries
  3. Portraits
  4. Seascapes
  5. Abstracts

Although visually quite separate, they were all driven by the same enquiry which was to explore the use of color, balance, mood and space. His early upbringing on a remote island located off the coast of Nova Scotia also had an important influence on his work which remained throughout his life.

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