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September Art Exhibit: John Ferguson, Paintings
September 3, 2019 - September 27, 2019
I first came to Truro in 1956 with my family on vacation. I remember running down the dune between Highland Light and Coast Guard Beach (back when it was okay), as fast as I could. We were staying in a cottage nearby and I was trying to impress a young girl I admired who was walking down the stairs. Just as I was about to run by her and say hello, my body got ahead of my legs and I wiped out in a spectacular fashion. I ended up in a jumbled pile of arms and legs with a mouthful of sand as she gracefully walked by. My family returned in 1957 for another two weeks in Truro.
In 1976, drawn by deeply embedded memories of this area, I returned and I have been here for every year or part of the year ever since.
This exhibit is a collection of old and new paintings focusing on the constant ebb and flow of the water, wind, and clouds in relation to the land…trying to capture the translucent colors and fluctuations in value that I witness every day. Using acrylic paint and wax, I paint and scrape and sand, adding and taking away, texturizing, looking for serendipitous effects and unique outcomes. You will also find watercolors and an occasional oil painting in the mix.
I hope you enjoy the show!