20″ X 16″ Acrylic on canvas $245

In 1910, the first members of a new community made their way north from Oklahoma to Saskatchewan to stake out homesteads in an area north of Maidstone. These African Americans came in response to advertisements from the Canadian government, inviting people to settle and occupy the western part of the area called Canada.

These homesteaders built themselves a place of worship, using locally harvested logs from the nearby North Saskatchewan River valley. A section of the churchyard became the cemetery for the community.

I grew up on a farm three miles west of the Church, on the farm that was started by my grandfather and great grandfather in 1905. The reference for these paintings are photos that I took in 2007 during one of my sojourns to Shiloh.

For more information, read this recent post by Leander Lane, one of the descendants of the original settlers.

Here is another article from the University of Calgary that provides some of the history of the community.


10″ X 12″ Acrylic on canvas $90


12″ X 16″ Acrylic on canvas $145


post from 2015 presented the abandoned boxes from two Mammy lorry sitting outside the marketplace in Half Assini in the Western Region of Ghana. Those old Bedford lorries were commonplace in the 70’s. This is another one that I spotted in Half Assini at that time.


12″ X16″ Acrylic on canvas


I have passed by this abandoned farmhouse for years, sitting alone and surrounded by crop. The uniquely peaked roofline has always attracted my attention.


12″ X !6″ Acrylic on canvas



Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 41″ X 10″

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Lake Diefenbaker is a big lake – 145 miles from one end to the other. Keeping eight boats in sight at any one time can be a challenge, especially when each sailor is trying to find a whisper of wind.


Acrylic on (salvaged) plywood 10″ X 41″


One of my brothers added floats and a mast to his canoe, turning it into a trimaran. “The Sloop John B”, as he has named it, plies the waters of Bow Lake in fine style.


Acrylic on canvas 12″ x 16″



The Elbow Run 2015 provided the inspiration for many canvases, and this one is the last in the series.

16X20 Acrylic on canvas


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