Alberta’s Humble History

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Arden’s Varimart. 32″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas. 2019. This grocery store on 95th street is solidly stuck in the past. It reminds me of the first day in our ‘new’ old house that had a 1970s era built in sound system in most rooms. I turned on the radio and told the kids that it could only play songs from that era. We were all disappointed when regular old radio came out of the ancient speakers. Don’t go changing Arden!

 

Seymour Hotel
The Seymour Hotel, Hanna. 12″ x 16″.

 

 

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The Stettler Motel. 12″ x 16″.
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Billiards Club, 118 ave. 18″ x 24″. Acrylic on canvas. 2019. The Tiara Building looks like it could tell a few tales. I’ve got a few more paintings of this block in mind. There was once character and life here, but if you were to drive by these days, its boarded up, waiting for re-development.
Competing Hospitality Fort MacLeod, AB
Competing Hospitality, Fort MacLeod, AB. 24″x36″ acrylic on canvas. 2019. I image that The American Hotel was once quite a happening place. It’s definitely a cultural icon. The Heritage Motel looks like a movie set from a 70’s road trip movie. Together, they are historical treasures.
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Johnny’s Store. 60cmx80xcm
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Downtown Waskatenau. 50cmx100cm
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Athabasca Burger Bar. 120cmx80cm.
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Radway General Merchant. 60cmx80cm.

 

 

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Seymour! 36″x42″
Alpine Motel
The Alpine Motel. 16″ x 12″ $400. A long time ago, this quirky motel was probably a cute and quaint get away on the outskirts of Edmonton. The sign is still there, but now the buildings are long gone with the quaint quirkiness having checked out long ago…
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Villenueve Groceteria. 32″ x 24″. Acrylic on canvas. I imagine this store has the best popsicles after a long summer bike ride.
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