poetry and prose about place

Cornwall gates

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Among the paintings I did during my virtual cycling trip along the Cornwall coast are a few on the theme of gates and entryways …


September 14, 2013  'afternoon by the gate'  Jane Tims

September 14, 2013 ‘afternoon by the gate’ Jane Tims


October 24, 2013  ' gate on Old Church Road'   Jane Tims

October 24, 2013 ‘ gate on Old Church Road’ Jane Tims


January 9, 2014  'gate in Falmouth'   Jane Tims

January 9, 2014 ‘gate in Falmouth’ Jane Tims


January 10, 2014  'rainbow gate in Falmouth'   Jane Tims

January 10, 2014 ‘rainbow gate in Falmouth’ Jane Tims


January 12, 2014  'red gate'   Jane Tims

January 12, 2014 ‘red gate’ Jane Tims


Gates are symbolic of so many things.  They represent any portal into a new place, a new life, a new adventure.  We know what is on this side of the gate.  We may not know what we will find when we open the gate and step through.

This week, I am stepping through a gate, by taking the first step toward showing my paintings to the general public.  I have submitted one of my ‘gate’ paintings (‘rainbow gate in Falmouth’), for showing and sale, to Isaac’s Way at 649 Queen Street in Fredericton, New Brunswick.


Isaac’s Way is a fine dining restaurant  as well as an art gallery.  Since 2007, they have held 19 showings and auctions of the work of local artists.  Paintings are shown in the restaurant and sold by silent auction.  A large part of the money raised from the sale of the paintings goes to sponsor a charity.  The auction ending January 26, for example, will go to help enable underprivileged children to take winter music lessons.  For more information and for a look at the art in the most recent showing (ending January 26th, 2014 at 9:00 PM) go to


If you are in the Fredericton area, I encourage you to visit Isaac’s Way, to see the paintings and enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and delicious menu items.


Copyright  2014   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 17, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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  1. Your paintings are beautiful and charming as ever, Jane. My favorite is the one with the red gate.
    Congratulations on having a piece in the show!! you continue to inspire me with your courage and creativity! hugs, Leigh



    January 25, 2014 at 3:41 am

    • Hi. You are the second person who has liked the red gate. Funny, because it is my least favorite. Thanks! Jane


      jane tims

      January 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

  2. Okay. Three things to get settled here:
    1 – Time to fess up! Why have you not told anyone that if it were not for me selling my bicycle and using the proceeds to purchase you a ‘Jon Gnagy Learn to Draw Set’ way back in Grade 3, you wouldn’t be able to paint today?

    2 – I’m loving these ‘gate and stone’ paintings you’re doing.

    3 – Since I cannot get to ‘Isaac’s Way’ for the auction, and, in the spirit of being such a one as to not hold a grudge, I am prepared to offer you $36,000 for ‘gate on Old Church Road.’

    Will I be hearing from you?



    January 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    • Hi Neil. Sold, of course. Now I will be able to afford the framing (136$). It is amazing but I actually did learn to draw from a brown and white ‘Jon Gnagy Learn to Draw’ book. I always thought Santa brought it. I still look at snow-covered landscapes and long to make smudgy tracks and blue shadows. We’ll do some bargaining at the next meeting since I know you have been told not to make extravagant purchases so soon after Christmas (remember you are still working to buy back your bike). Thanks for loving my paintings! Jane


      jane tims

      January 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  3. Wow,,,,,you are a beautiful artist Jane.! It must have been hard choosing which piece to give to Isaac’s way. They all are wonderful. Wow Jane.!



    January 20, 2014 at 6:35 am

    • Hi Patsi. Thanks! I hope they like my submission! I’ll let you know how I do. Jane


      jane tims

      January 20, 2014 at 10:55 pm

  4. Beautiful paintings!



    January 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  5. These are beautiful Jane! Good luck with the art show.



    January 17, 2014 at 4:00 pm

  6. Love, love, love these water colours. And very pleased that you are sharing your talents with our home community through Isaac’s Way. Bravo, Jane. I’ll take a look for sure.


    Jane Fritz

    January 17, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    • Hi Jane. Thanks. If you go, you’ll enjoy the show – over 50 artists are participating! Jane


      jane tims

      January 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  7. gates are always fascinating as you wonder what lies beyond. Love the ‘red gate’. Good luck with your exhibition…



    January 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

  8. Dear Jane, Your paintings are ever-more-beautiful. Hope you enjoy this next step – I can only imagine! Blessings, Ellen


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    January 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    • Hi Ellen. Thanks! I’ve agonised over this painting … like a child being sent out on the first day of school! Jane


      jane tims

      January 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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