iv) Cape Islander Series:

Splitting the Tiffany and Charity

The Hatch, oil on canvas,42" x 60" 2003, $6000

Stem Post to Horizon, oil on canvas, 60" x 49", 2003 $5500

(view from the captain's wheelhouse)

The Wheelhouse, oil on canvas, 42" x 57, 2005 SOLD

The Bow, oil on canvas, 42" x 57, 2003 owned by The Pictou Advocate and was in the CBC Sharing the View Calendar and Exhibition. SOLD

The Haulin' Hole, oil on canvas, 42" x 59, 2003SOLD

The Keel, oil on canvas, 42" x 57, 2004 SOLD

SOLD Cape Islander Series:

Splitting the Tiffany and Charity

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The Stem Post, oil on canvas, 42" x 57, 2005 SOLD


Splitting in the case of Cape Islanders, means taking the vessels into dry dock and extending the size  by splitting the the boat and adding to the length accommodate more traps.

The Tiffany and Charity belongs to Harry Rennehan, my grandchildren's grandfather on the Rennehan side.

Harry has always been an inspiration to me in spirit, twinkling piercing blue eyes and direct talk. Love that man.


Harry had T&C up to work on it one season and I was able to walk around the boat, and underneath it and see it differently than before. I documented fragments of it and turned them a suite of large format paintings as a result of viewing it from different angles.

Harry has fished Shelburne Harbour and beyond to the Grand Banks since he was 13 years old.

Harry's father was the keeper of the light at Cape Roseway Lighthouse, on McNutt's Island in Shelburne Harbour and his mother a school teacher. Harry has told us many stories of growing up on the island that never leave me. His sister, Bernadette, wrote of this life: "I miss it still".

*These painting were shown at the Karsh Mason Gallery in Ottawa as well as some have beenshown at the Black Duck Gallery in Lunenburg, NS., The Hub, Halifax, N.S.

The Tiffany and Charity

Named after his granddaughter and his daughter as is the wayI

Photographs: Donna Rennehan

Harry says good bye to her at the slip on Slip Road  . Sold to a buyer in Newfoundland. He still works a new vessel with his sons as is the way.