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Blind Calgary artist 'brushes up' on a real-life murder mystery

It’s been a perpetual puzzler that goes back a century and now a Calgary artist is bringing audiences in the city a new look at the mysterious death of a Canadian legend. 319 more words



I love a good murder mystery. But you never think artists are involved in such mysteries. Artists are too busy doing their art in solitude. So I bought an out of print book at the Strand bookstore in Union Square New York. 322 more words


QKJ #30: jack pine

I read the earth

like a book

no library card


sense the music

in shake of jack pine


bolted on

‘gainst wind

as if it could break… 31 more words

Quick Kick January

Skull recreation attempts to solve ‘perfect mystery’ behind untimely death of artist Tom Thomson

A hundred years ago this summer, the painter Tom Thomson died in Ontario’s Algonquin Park.

His artistic legacy is unquestioned. Barely five years of serious painting during the First World War produced works, like The West Wind and Northern River, that still inspire the Canadian imagination of wilderness. 991 more words


A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 25: Canada's Greatest Painter

He’s the greatest Canadian painter you’ve never heard of. Well,  maybe that’s unfair. If you are Canadian and you are reading this, you probably know who that is in the photo and also have a good guess at the name of the painting beside him. 488 more words

Tom Thomson in the Rockies?

Did Canadian painter Tom Thomson work in the Canadian Rockies? Art researcher Debra Hay is attempting to find out. It’s generally believed that Thomson never painted in the Rockies, but a small group of paintings appear to suggest otherwise. 173 more words


Desert Island Drams - Tom Thomson from Toms Whisky Reviews

If you have read any whisky blogs at all then you will have surely come across the musings of a certain Mr Tom Thomson.

He is a stalwart of the whisky blogging scene and after meeting him recently I can confirm he is just as you would imagine, a real gent and loves to talk all things whisky. 315 more words