Sketch by Sketch Along Nova Scotia's South Shore
- Formac Publishing Company Limited
- Initial publish date
- Sep 2017
- Canadian, Atlantic Provinces, Artists' Books
- Publish Date
- Sep 2017
- List Price
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Just as Hand Drawn Halifax was "a love letter to the city", Fitzgerald's new book takes readers on informal road trips along one of the most renowned parts of Canada.
As Emma Fitzgerald sketches, residents of these communities share their insights and histories. They appear in her whimsical drawings, which portray Nova Scotia's South Shore in every season. You will meet a fourth-generation female sail maker in Second Peninsula, learn the recipe for summertime rose vinegar, and discover how winter Bluenose dark rum is made in Lunenburg. You'll make a springtime visit to Birchtown's Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, and escape the cool autumn weather inside the Sipuke'l Mi'kmaq art gallery in Liverpool.
About the author
EMMA FITZGERALD was born in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa. Her early travels have given her a large appetite for adventure. Combining her interest in people and places, Emma followed a career path that was part architecture, part art. She received her BFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia, spending her third year at Lâ??Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, where she honed her drawing skills. She then completed her undergraduate and masterâ??s degrees in Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has worked in architecture offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, and across Canada.
While working in Gambia, Emma took students onto the streets of their own communities, using sketching as their primary learning tool. When she returned to Halifax, drawing became an act of connecting with the many stories and unofficial histories of the area, a custom during her travels, but never before in Halifax. This laid the groundwork for her new book.
"Here's the sequel to author and artist Emma Fitzgerald's first book Hand Drawn Halifax ... This is yet another wonderful book, one that I can see myself picking up again in the future often to enjoy."
"Through her vivid descriptions, one can almost smell the flowers as they sit on the windowsill and feel the rain on one's face. It makes me want to go to the places she describes to experience the things she has and feel them for myself."
Atlantic Books Today
"FitzGerald has carved out her own niche as an artist who draws cities and buildings and special places, as a chronicler of the history of communities, a teller of stories of lives spent in particular places."
The Chronicle Herald
"FitzGerald's intimate, detailled lines remain packed full of sharp observation and casual charm."
"The immediacy of her sketches and endearing subject matter will appeal to any inquisitive armchair traveler or urban sketcher."
"A great gift for anyone summering on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Certainly every bed-and-breakfast in the area should have these on their lending shelf."
Other titles by Emma FitzGerald
EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street
City Streets Are for People
Sur la rue de Tout-le-Monde
Hand Drawn Vancouver
Sketches of the City's Neighbourhoods, Buildings, and People
A Pocket of Time
The Poetic Childhood of Elizabeth Bishop
Hand Drawn Halifax: The Colouring Book
Hand Drawn Halifax
Portraits of the city's buildings, landmarks, neighbourhoods and residents