30″x60″ Oil on Canvas
sold (private collection)
A number of farms on the inside of Vancouver Island were abandoned during the 2nd world war, many of the owners did not return to their homesteads. This painting references this with a fence line in the foreground. The reefs and the vista of mainland mountains might well have been enough subject for the painting but Kirkby’s attention to the grass alludes to the farm and it’s history.