‘Sunset Point’ by Roy Henry Vickers – First Nations Northwest Coast Tsimshian Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Frame: Please note that for safety reasons, print can be shipped framed without glass within Canada only. Shipments outside Canada will include print and mat with both frame and glass removed. Alternatively, glass may be replaced with resistant acrylic transparent glass that is safe for shipping at additional cost. Please inquire.
Description by Artist: ‘Sunset Point‘ – “I arrived in Tofino in September 1980, I had just finished two years of commercial fishing with very little in the way of earnings and could not help but think of my artwork. My passion had been put on hold waiting for me to raise some capital to invest in my career as an artist.
I thought of the long hours as a commercial fisherman and of applying that work ethic to my art work so I settled in Tofino for the winter. It wasn’t long before I realized this was a good place to be as an artist. I began to make friends of the business people in the community and among them was a couple who owned Pacific Sands Resort. Mr. and Mrs. Pettinger took me under their wing and encouraged me to build an art gallery in Tofino. As time went by they helped me to look at the business of running my own gallery. They pushed me into an area totally out of my comfort zone and I began to learn. It wasn’t long before Eagle Aerie Gallery was born and the support of the business community made it an instant success.
I live far from Tofino these days and return many times through the year to be present in the gallery as a storyteller. Part of my story is always about the people of Tofino and the support and encouragement they gave that helped me to grow as an artist and a businessman.
When I walk the beaches and see the sunset at places like Sunset Point my memory goes back to those days of new adventures and a new career as an artist. I am grateful to the Pettinger Family and all their friends who helped me to become who I am today.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Sunset Point” by Henry Roy Vickers was published in June, 2014. It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 70 signed and numbered copies, 7 artist’s proofs, 7 Remarque, 2 printer’s proof, and 5 conservation proof.