I found this little gem (9X12) of a painting on the weekend
at a local 'thrift shop'.
The scene caught my attention as it feels so familiar.
Two kids in a rowboat in summer.....this has happened to many of us.
I looked on the back of this acrylic painting and was surprised
to discover that it was done by someone here in Halifax in 1988.
In fact, it was painted by a nun who lived at
Mount St.Vincent Motherhouse, which was
the headquarters and residence for the
Sisters of Charity.
The Sisters of Charity taught in the public schools in Halifax
when I was a student. They taught me from grades 8 to 12.
Here is a link to learn more about this 'order':
Sisters of Charity (click)
The name of this 'artist' was also on the back. On the front
of the painting are only the initials S.E.S.
This woman's name was Sister Evelyn Spruin.
She died in February of this year here in Halifax.
I wonder if this was a 'moment in time' that she experienced
many years ago here in Nova Scotia,
and during her retirement years she took up painting
and recalled this summer day.
I did some research online and found out the following information
on this 'artist':