Painting Inspiration Many people growing up throughout Newfoundland can remember the joy of driving through the different communities and taking in the display of Christmas lights. One tradition that I shared with my children and my husband each Christmas was to take the drive to the picturesque town
Port de Grave to see the spectacular glow of the Christmas lights from the many decorated boats in the harbour.
2018 marks the 20th year for the annual boat lighting in the town of Port de Grave which involves 50 to 60 boats fully decorated with the glow of Christmas. Each year thousands of people flock to the Port de Grave harbour to take in the view and to participate in the annual festivities of this scenic fishing community. Whether it’s the boat lighting in Port de Grave, or lighting traditions in your own community, there is nothing quite like the glow of Christmas lights to get you in the spirit of Christmas.
From our home to yours, may your Christmas is merry and bright!
About the Artist
Kelly McEntegart-Sheppard is a self-taught artist born and raised in Blaketown, Newfoundland where her studio is today. She lives there with her husband, Larry, and two children, Kelsey, Logan, and their dog Skippy.
She started painting as a hobby at the age of fourteen and now makes it her career. Along with creating new pieces, Kelly continually contributes to the Arts in education. She has been developing and teaching art projects to elementary students for the past seven years.
Her works are repeatedly noted to create nostalgic emotions. As clearly seen in her work, she gets her inspiration from the little things in life that mean the most. Among these are her love of animals, the detail and beauty in nature, along with her love for the innocence of the children in her life, particularly her own son and daughter. Christmas Skates”.
Kelly was featured under Artist Profile in “Collectibles Canada” magazine. Kelly has been nominated for awards in the arts on both a provincial and a national level. To see more of her works please view her website at www.kmacart.com