“Outport Christmas” by Dave Hoddinott
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. One of our traditions that we like to do as a family is decorate our Christmas Tree. I have two daughters and they alternate placing the star on the treetop each year. It’s always the last ornament we put on the tree. The girls then cannot wait to see the multi colored lights on the tree.
This image “Outport Christmas” was inspired by this lighting of our Christmas Tree, which I am sure is a similar tradition with many families. The best gift of all around any Christmas Tree is a happy family.
About the Artist
Dave Hoddinott is a well-known landscape artist, born and raised in Newfoundland. Today, Dave lives and paints in St. John’s, where he is only minutes from the ocean and countryside, which he uses as inspiration for many of his paintings. He considers Newfoundland a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
In 1995, he left his 20-year career in the architectural drafting and illustration field to pursue his dream of becoming a full time artist. He works mainly in acrylics and is best known for his dramatic light-filled landscape paintings. He has been exhibiting his artwork and his paintings in-group and one man shows since 1982. Dave has won several awards for his artwork and his paintings and prints are in many corporate and private collections throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe.
Dave can be contacted at (709) 368-8222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org