Inspiration for the Painting “The Turkey Raffle”:
The Turkey Raffle was an annual occurrence with the service club in the area of which Norman Bursey was a member. Two to three weeks prior to Christmas, club members would assemble at 7:00 pm in the area of the busiest retail stores in Town. These retail stores would remain open until 9:30 pm. A frenzy of ticket selling would begin, with loud speakers and cow bells. When all tickets were sold the ticket wheel was spun. A winner comes forward, happy to have won a turkey. Then the ticket selling begins again and continues until the stores closed for the night. The Turkey Raffle continued until Christmas Eve. There was always a drive for one charitable cause or another. These events gave a good feeling to everyone.
Biography of Mr. Norman Bursey:
Norman Bursey is a self-taught artist residing in Lewisporte, Newfoundland. His interest in unique Newfoundland scenery is displayed on canvas and other fine art papers; including giclee prints. Norman’s use of oils, acrylics and water colors capture the true beauty of his province.
Norman has been painting since grade school and his art work can be found across Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom.