Tackle Box with Lures

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Oil on canvas board

Framed – 19 X 23”, antiqued black, wooden frame with silver detail, 1 1/8”deep, ready to hang

This series of paintings is based on the contents of my dad’s old tackle box. As a young man, my father loved to go fishing with friends, often on Lake Kawagama (then Hollow Lake), in the Haliburton Highlands. As I went through the tackle box unpacking the vintage lures, I thought about my dad and was reminded of his love of northern Ontario and the pastime of his younger self. I found a series of photographs as well that depict my dad having fun with his fishing buddies. The fish were plentiful and it was long before fish finders were employed. I love the vintage lures as they are often charming and sometimes hilarious in expression.


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