ACADIAN AEQUORIS

Monochrome Soft Pastel, 22 x 28 inches

This painting was inspired by the history and scenic beauty of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. “Aequoris” is Latin for “sea”.

  • “I studied the art of the ancients and that of the moderns using no systematized approach and without preconceived ideas. I no more wanted to imitate the former than I sought to copy the latter… I wanted to draw from the entire body of tradition a rational, independent sense of my own individuality. To know in order to create—this was my purpose.” – Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)