Two disagreeable pigeons

Maud, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, 2016. Rob Elliott

Maud, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, 2016. Rob Elliott

Claud, 12"x12", acrylic on canvas, 2016. Rob Elliott

Claud, 12″x12″, acrylic on canvas, 2016. Rob Elliott

I did these two pigeon paintings for this year’s Small Feats fundraiser for the Niagara Artists Centre. They are inspired by my favourite Patricia Highsmith short story, “Two Disagreeable Pigeons”. It’s a bit like a children’s story, but the beastly nature of the birds occassionally disrupts the reader from a whimsical the day in the life of the two avian Londoners.

“They lived in Trafalgar Square, two pigeons which for convenience shall be called Maud and Claud, though they didn’t give each other names. They were simply mates, for two of three years now, loyal in a way, though at the bottom of their little pigeon hearts they detested each other.”

Small Feats is at NACĀ  this Saturday, April 9 and features over 200 original paintings for sale at $200.

Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street, St. Catherines, ON

Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM
More info: http://nac.org/what-have-you/small-feats-2016/

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