14 October 2013

Dream Commission - Laurie Swim, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

This summer Laurie Swim had what she considers a dream commission.

The youngest daughter of one of the fishermen Laurie had memorialized in 2000 in her Lost at Sea project came into Laurie’s gallery in her hometown of Lunenburg this past May. The woman and her husband were building a house in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario and wanted to feature a landscape of Nova Scotia created by Laurie in their new home.

Laurie’s husband and business partner, Larry, remembered that Laurie had enlarged an outline drawing of Lockeport Crescent Beach on her design board. After both parties agreed on the design, Laurie finished the 30” x 60” piece by the end of July. To make her piece, Family Outing even more personal, she added a few sea shells in the foreground near the little girl.

As Laurie says, she got to complete a work she was already planning! And the clients allowed Laurie to hang it in her gallery until their new home was ready for the installation in September.
Family Outing by Laurie Swim

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Laurie,
    The piece is wonderful. I especially love the way you made the clouds retreat with your stitching.