ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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LONG BEACH - CONSIGNMENT #140/150

Edition Date: February 2001
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers 
Medium: Serigraph 
Image Size: 19 7/8" x 11 1/2"
Edition Size: 150

When I was a younger man I made my first trip over the infamous logging road from Port Alberni to Tofino and Long Beach. I arrived on the beach after dark and drove my car out onto the beach - it was possible in those days. Camp was erected near the sea with care to be above the high tide line. I will never forget waking to the sound of the surf and scent of fresh salt sea air. The feel of the gentle west wind brought memories rushing to my mind like a huge wave. I experienced the rekindling of a passion for the sea, the call of the running tide, the cry of a gull like a love song on the wind; all these things were strangely familiar. Pictures of a little boy who loved the the beach came to me and the feelings of the child within me came out strongly and flooded my senses with an old love of the sea. I never lost that love, and after many years in Tofino with a beautiful gallery, I have experienced the same passion in thousands of people who tour the area. Today I find myself living near Victoria, British Columbia dreaming of my next trip to Long Beach. There are many who come to this area to be married or to celebrate a marriage. This work is dedicated to the romance of life and all who fall in love with the beauty of Long Beach.

 

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When I was a younger man I made my first trip over the infamous logging road from Port Alberni to Tofino and Long Beach. I arrived on the beach after dark and drove my car out onto the beach - it was possible in those days. Camp was erected near the sea with care to be above the high tide line. I will never forget waking to the sound of the surf and scent of fresh salt sea air. The feel of the gentle west wind brought memories rushing to my mind like a huge wave. I experienced the rekindling of a passion for the sea, the call of the running tide, the cry of a gull like a love song on the wind; all these things were strangely familiar. Pictures of a little boy who loved the the beach came to me and the feelings of the child within me came out strongly and flooded my senses with an old love of the sea. I never lost that love, and after many years in Tofino with a beautiful gallery, I have experienced the same passion in thousands of people who tour the area. Today I find myself living near Victoria, British Columbia dreaming of my next trip to Long Beach. There are many who come to this area to be married or to celebrate a marriage. This work is dedicated to the romance of life and all who fall in love with the beauty of Long Beach.