Born on Newfoundland’s eastern coast, the artist renders the region’s outport architecture and tools, important historical events and figures, and strange but enduring social practices.
Blackwood is a master of hot and cold. Often setting his scenes at night, he routinely offsets the cool greys of the North Atlantic with a lantern’s glowing flame. Blackwood’s imagery is a marriage of opposites, whether between human beings and the harsh environment they rely on, or tradition and modernization. For more, click here.