Contents Past Work Mid Sixties Nineties 2000-03

Art Gallery of Peterborough
Permanent Collection *

Part One, Page Two:

Illi-Maria Harff Tamplin Collection
Works on Paper by R. L. Bloore
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White Paints and Black Inks *

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Page 1
Early Drawings
Page 2, White
Paints and Black Inks
Page 3
Large Inkworks
Page 4, Collages
and Studies

* White Paints and Black Ink

On the invitation of Mount Allison University Bloore guest-taught two painting courses in Sackville New Brunswick in 1978. While there he painted on paper. He continued this new mode of painting for a few years and based his major panels of that period on selections from these oil improvisations.

Improvising works on paper in one sitting in yet another manner started in May 1980; this time with jet black, Japanese Sumi Ink. The next three years also saw experiments with European inks, diluting the Sumi ink gray, adding gouache colour, and making and using brown Walnut ink.

Illi Tamplin discusses these pieces in the exhibition catalogue essay here.

* The Illi-Maria Harff Tamplin Collection of
Works on Paper by R. L. Bloore

The works in this section were part of the show assembled by Illi Tamplin in 1988. There were 82 pieces in the show, 78 of which belonged to the artist. These 78 were given by Bloore to the AGP on the occasion of the opening of the show as tribute to her efforts.

This story, as reported by the Globe and Mail, is on the site here, and Ms. Tamplin's essay for the catalogue of the exhibition is here.

* The Art Gallery of Peterborough
Permanent Collection

The AGP has accumulated probably the widest range of Bloores of any public gallery - most certainly in terms of works on paper. They have mounted a number of Bloore solo exhibitions, including a show of maquettes and monumental works from the mid-eighties, and most recently a large show featuring the Dark Chocolate paintings of 2005.