About this project
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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. A true international park administered by both the US and Canada, it was founded to preserve the legacy of the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt spent many enjoyable vacations at his summer home on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. His magnificent 34-room residence is today the centerpiece of Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, preserved as a memorial and as a symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States. Owned, funded, staffed, and administered by the peoples of both Canada and the United States, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park is enjoyed by tens of thousands of visitors each year.
Comprising some 3000 acres, the Park includes other historic cottages as well as a variety of natural landscape including quiet beaches, dramatic cliffs, meadows and bogs. I've spent several years now painting the cottages and the landscape in the Park, and it has become a significant part of my life as a painter.
I would like to honor this park and spread the word about its beauty and message by creating a series of small paintings that I can share with others, first by exhibiting them either at the Park for a short time or at my studio gallery, Friar's Bay Studio Gallery. For the exhibition, I will create 50 small (6x6) oil paintings on panel that depict the Park's diversity. (I will also include a limited number of 9x12 paintings.) After exhibition, these paintings will be shipped to backers, signed, framed and ready for hanging. Additionally, I will publish a softcover book in full color that will include images of all 50 paintings as well as a personal essay on the Park's meaning to me. I will offer signed copies of this book. I will also select 12 images to for a beautiful wall calendar for patrons to enjoy. Finally, I'll select 10 images for a set of notecards that will give patrons the opportunity to help spread the the good word about the Park.
Risks and challenges
The biggest issue facing the project is that of time. Fifty paintings in just a couple of months can be substantial undertaking! However, I'm up to the task because I am a professional artist and paint quickly but to a high standard. Also, I do a lot of traveling in the fall, but I have factored in time so the paintings can be shipped before I leave in October (paintings will be created May through July with the exhibition in August) with the other items (books, calendar, notecards) being shipped after my travel end in November.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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