ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
$2,200.00

Rosie Bay - CONSIGNMENT #97/100

Edition Date: August 2008
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 28" x 12"

 

Back in 1981 I had settled into Tofino and was getting to know several people in town and they were slowly being introduced to my artwork. I was invited to open up a gallery and display my artwork in the old Mason's lodge above the Schooner Restaurant. I opened the Eagle Aerie Gallery and began the work of an art gallery owner. My luck was that I only had one artist to deal with and that was me.

Many people took me under their collective wings and coached me along. The first lesson I learned was that I could not close the doors and hang a sign saying, "Gone Fishing" whenever the conditions were right. I worked hard and took the advice of the Pettinger family, owners of Pacific Sands Resort, as well as Mary and Dillis, owners of The Mini Motel. There were many others in Tofino who supported me and coached me along and I am thankful for their support as long as I live. Mr. and Mrs. Pettinger are gone now, but their family still owns and operates Pacific Sands Resort. I was visiting one day and learned something that I was ignorant of for almost fifteen years, which was the existence of a place called Rosie Bay near Pacific Sands. Thanks to the Pettingers and the many photographs they have of Rosie Bay, and John Ford, and Jennifer Steven who helped with this creation I call ROSIE BAY, I've come full circle one more time in a piece of artwork.

This work is dedicated to friends like the Pettingers, and so many others who continue to help and encourage me on this wonderful journey of life.

Story

Back in 1981 I had settled into Tofino and was getting to know several people in town and they were slowly being introduced to my artwork. I was invited to open up a gallery and display my artwork in the old Mason's lodge above the Schooner Restaurant. I opened the Eagle Aerie Gallery and began the work of an art gallery owner. My luck was that I only had one artist to deal with and that was me.

Many people took me under their collective wings and coached me along. The first lesson I learned was that I could not close the doors and hang a sign saying, "Gone Fishing" whenever the conditions were right. I worked hard and took the advice of the Pettinger family, owners of Pacific Sands Resort, as well as Mary and Dillis, owners of The Mini Motel. There were many others in Tofino who supported me and coached me along and I am thankful for their support as long as I live. Mr. and Mrs. Pettinger are gone now, but their family still owns and operates Pacific Sands Resort. I was visiting one day and learned something that I was ignorant of for almost fifteen years, which was the existence of a place called Rosie Bay near Pacific Sands. Thanks to the Pettingers and the many photographs they have of Rosie Bay, and John Ford, and Jennifer Steven who helped with this creation I call ROSIE BAY, I've come full circle one more time in a piece of artwork.

This work is dedicated to friends like the Pettingers, and so many others who continue to help and encourage me on this wonderful journey of life.