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"Kirk Wipper Paddles into Peterborough"
©2010, 20" by 16", Watercolour


This painting was an absolute pleasure to create.

It started as an idea that I had in late 2009 in which I wanted to take the opportunity to paint the Peterborough liftlocks (arguably the area's most recognizable local landmark) with a person paddling out of them in a canoe. It occurred to me that, with Kirk Wipper's legacy of bringing the Canadian Canoe Museum to Peterborough, he was the ideal symbolic choice as paddler.

I approached Kirk a