Heading off in the world’s biggest snowmobile to see ice fishing huts on Lake Scugog.

Well, not quite. I’d be hopeless at catching anything myself (not enough patience.) Even so, I have become inspired by the habits of fishermen since quitting my country life for a new home in the Scottish town of Fergus, Ontario two years ago.

And especially now. In these Covid-obsessed times, fishermen are surely champs at social distancing. Staying apart comes naturally to them. They stake out a space on the river or lake, and they don’t want anyone else butting in!

I’ve painted their ice fishing huts on Belwood Lake, Lake Scugog and in Chateauguay, Quebec. And I love the fly fishermen I can sketch from my garden on the Grand River.

Come and see the results in a mini-art show, held on two weekends at my office/studio in Fergus.

There’s also an advance exhibit in the storefront windows of Wolfe, Smith and Forster lawyers, at 140 St. Andrew St. W., Fergus from Nov. 2 thru 29, 2020.

All paintings are for sale. Prices range from $50 to $700. Cash, cheques or E-transfer only. No credit cards.

But there’s no obligation to buy. Just drop by and say Hi.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 & 29. Dec 5 & 6, 2020
What: Mini-art show featuring fishermen
Where: 431 St. Andrew St. W., Suite 202 upstairs (Just west of Maiden Lane), Fergus, Ontario
Time: 10 am to 5 pm, rain, snow or shine.

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