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Gallery & Studio of John Wiseman

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THE 32nd YEAR SINCE THE OPENING OF OUR GALLERY

and 47 years since we established at Percé!

 WHAT’S NEW

             
        Its been a long break – too long, since we last updated the web site. The last painting, I did was started just prior to the now infamous covid pandemic. The irony of my last painting being the subject of a dead bird was not lost on me. We were well into the shut-down by the time that piece was done. With over 125 original paintings and drawings on hand and despite having several other studio projects started, I decided I’d take the intervening time to work on some other projects that I’d left on the back burner. I’ve been keeping extensive journals of my field observations and bird studies since 1969. There’s a lot of material there and I’m contemplating cherry-picking some of the more interesting observations, adventures….and misadventures, to compile in a new book. The undertaking is rather daunting however since there is so much material to go through – and its all hand written and in dire need of organization. In a quick overview, one thing that stands out painfully is just how much has changed with regard to our disappearing birds and wildlife, but with so much of that in the news these days, I’ll pass for the moment more much dire news. Never the less, it is worth noting just how much and how fast our world is changing.
I’ve also taken some time to relaunch a long abandoned hobby, that of model building. Follow this link to see and read about the models:

AND….as FOR THE GALLERY;

There are some 30 original paintings and drawings on view as well as wonderful banded marble sculptures by the late Roland Nicolas – all works he made from LOCAL hand picked stone here in the Gaspe. We have five NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINTS in production at the moment, these soon to be included on the web site, so watch for these upcoming additions.  For a sneak preview follow the link  We have actual tangible unique works of art here…..NO non-fungible stuff!

Preview.  

First, I’d like to point out that our SPECIAL CONTINUES!  Buy any signed and numbered Limited Edition Print from our selection of over 200 and choose one FREE! from a selected list of 2 dozen prints. My prints are small editions and inventory is very low on some, so don’t miss this opportunity while it lasts.

The print images can be seen on the web site, or preferably, take the time to visit the gallery and see everything in person.

There are some 30 original paintings and drawings on view as well as wonderful banded marble sculptures by the late Roland Nicolas – all works he made from LOCAL hand picked stone here in the Gaspe. We have five NEW LIMITED EDITION PRINTS in production at the moment, these soon to be included on the web site, so watch for these upcoming additions.  For a sneak preview follow the link Preview.    We have actual tangible unique works of art here…..NO non-fungible stuff!

ALSO…….Lucie has been very busy – aside from setting up all her zoom classes for her college students over the past year and a half+, she has added many new items to her knit wear treasures over the winter months. Her Newfoundland-style mitts (a pattern that includes an independent index finger) among others have been a big hit. She made a pair for me and I can attest to they’re being warm and highly practical for outdoor winter work!  To Lucie's page

         We still exhibit portions of our insect and mineral collections in the gallery. I have had many requests for specially mounted insects and also for mineral specimens in recent years. If time permits, we will hopefully be adding some of these items for sale in the gallery. So far the days have been too short! So, never a dull moment here.
         In the mean time, all are welcome to come visit and see many local and world-wide specimens, many of which are rarely seen. We are trusting the present covid conditions will be such that visitors will be able to take full advantage to visit the wonderful Gaspe Peninsula this year. We are very fortunate to have received our two doses of the vaccine, but current safety protocol with masks remains for the time being. 
           We are still a region that can boast of a rich and wonderfully diverse environment with such spectacular attractions as the great whales, the bird colonies of Bonaventure Island and so much more. So come enjoy the Gaspe, take some time to peruse the web site and we invite your visit to the gallery during your stay here.              Regular hours are 9:am to 6:pm daily.


Cheers,
John & Lucie

                              

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