Le prix national
d’art de Salt Spring


The narrows

Hamilton, ON

Artwork Statement

If we are to forge ahead and try to save what we have left of this beautiful planet, our timeline is getting narrower by the day. Like an hourglass, the metaphor of the narrows of a river compels us to look past the dark, nearby shoreline and move inward both in a logical and metaphysical way.


Oil on canvas, unframed


24" x 46"

About the Artist

Since graduating from the Ontario College of Art decades ago, Richard Talbot's career has encompassed a variety of projects in commercial and fine arts. He's judged several award shows and received numerous international accolades for his commercial work. He's "given back" by teaching at George Brown and Humber College and consulted with several companies, including the Art Gallery of Ontario and various arts organizations. Richard has had solo shows throughout Ontario, and his paintings hang in private collections across North America and Europe. His love of the natural world informs his passion for art and design.