painting and writing is rooted in the communities and history of Cape
Breton. His paintings have presented images of working-class life, labour
history, and traditions and social life as recalled by the Island's remaining
Gaelic speakers. His publications include, Cranberry Head: Stories
and Paintings (University College of Cape Breton Press 1985) and
the novel In Love With Then (Goose Lane 1992). A recently completed
novel, Sadderdays will appear in the coming year.
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