Bonnie Coulter Fine Art
1509 Woodcock Road
East Sooke, BC V9Z 0Z9
The subjects of my latest collection of oil and acrylic paintings were conceived over many contented hours spent out on the Strait of Juan de Fuca fishing, observing and learning the art of lure presentation as that is what wins the day.
I came upon the charming little black ‘Hula Popper’ and its companion ‘Jitterbug’ in an antique shop in Chemainus. I already had a “thing” for fishing lures and this pair stuck a curious cord. I knew, as I drove home with them tucked into my shopping bag, I would never risk losing them to the ocean. Instead they hang around the studio as constant companions now the focus of the painting “Waiting Their Turn”. As an avid fisherman I have gained an appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistic values of practical inventions that serve the coastal fishing industry.
“Whose next” features three recommended teaser heads for Sooke waters. On our youngest grandson’s first trip out fishing he was fascinated when we stuck a teaser head on an anchovy and sent it down to depths unknown. When the next line was being set up Mason looked in the tackle box and declared he wanted to pick the next” hero mask “ then turned to the bait tray and asked” who’s next”?