As you can see my ship came in and so did E.J. Hughes’s. Having just come from this harbour it is fun to look at another artists view of something I am considering painting. I’m not exactly sure what year he painted this but I think there is a GNAY like time warp going on. There is also a simplification of subject and an amplification of colour that GNAY often employs. In the early 1950’s E.J. was considering quitting painting and becoming a postman as his pictures were only fetching a few hundred dollars. A Montreal art dealer saved him and his paintings are now worth hundreds of thousands. I just applied for a job at the post office.



July 27, 2015

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