When art becomes poetry. This February, Applecrate Galleries will be hosting a brief show of select works from Ottawa artist Russ Paquette. Russ lives and works as a painter in Ottawa, Canada, and has been involved in group and solo art shows in Ontario and Nova Scotia. Russ was born in Ottawa, but spent his formative years in St. John’s, Newfoundland where his mother is from. His Newfoundland grandmother’s house was on a steep hill that led down to the waterfront. From her back pantry he could see and smell the ocean passageway that leading to the harbour. These early maritime years have had a profound effect on him, both artistically and spiritually.

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