Author Archives: dmogilvie

The Thamesford Mill Project

The old grist mill in the town of Thamesford, Ontario has been a familiar landmark on the Thames River for more than a century. The first mill on this site was built in 1845 when Thamesford, then known as St. Andrews, … Continue reading

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Annual Mini Show gets good review

For this year’s annual juried Miniature Exhibition at the Art Exchange Gallery in London’s Wortley Village, I submitted two pieces – 784 Richmond Street (shown at the left) and Mill on the Thames (shown below). This is the 8th year that Al … Continue reading

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Discovering Puglia: The Trulii of Alberobello

The home base for our first week in Puglia was Hotel  Sovrano (www.hotelsovrano.it), a small and comfortable family-run hotel in Alberobello , a town of about 11,000 located in the province of Bari, Italy. Alberobello is famous for its unique trulli houses. These unusual dwellings are … Continue reading

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Discovering Puglia: Introduction

This past September and October my wife and I visited Puglia, Italy with a group of very talented painters lead by Toronto artist Barry Coombs (www.barrycoombs.ca). Barry is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, and for more than 20 years … Continue reading

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Discovering Puglia – Castel del Monte

Castel del Monte is an unusual castle located about 11 km southwest of the city of Andria in the Puglia region of southeastern Italy. High on a hill with no other structures around it, this structure can be seen for miles, … Continue reading

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“In Praise of Canvas,” an exhibit at Sunbury Shores Art and Nature Centre, St. Andrews, NB

It has been a busy summer and fall, and I have neglected my blog. Now is the time to play catchup. My exhibit on Grand Manan Island in July was followed by a show at Sunbury Shores Gallery in St. Andrews, … Continue reading

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Island Images: Memories of Home

Greetings from beautiful Grand Manan Island – now ranked third on a list of the “World’s Seven Best Small Islands” which was recently compiled by Readers Digest. Grand Manan ranked just ahead of Santorini, and it was the only Canadian … Continue reading

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