Clara’s exhibit at last year’s Toronto’s Doors Open did more than attract viewers – it unearthed paintings not seen before. People brought their Clara paintings: proud to show them, curious to know their worth and transported in various ways. David E. took this painting out of a paper bag: Now this is unusual! A scene of the Don River in York Mills. To date this is the first indication that Clara painted there. David said he admired the various shades of green Clara used.
Last spring while preparing for the 2017 Toronto Doors Open Exhibits I received an email from a woman named Cheryl. She included this description and photographs of her painting. Unfortunately they got lost in the shuffle and I am now “unshuffling” them. Here are Cheryl’s comments: This oil on canvas was purchased at Luke's Auction here in St Catharines for $30.00. The frame had been painted a few times, most recently a puce colour. I have repainted it black. It was purchased
In May 2017, I made a presentation to members of the Baby Point Heritage Foundation http://babypointheritage.com at the Baby Point Clubhouse about their “notable neighbour” Clara. When this photo of Clara outside of her home at 23 Valleyview Gardens was shown on the screen attendees were fascinated: One person exclaimed “Wow is that a Model T?” That question piqued my curiosity and I turned to some car experts. First I consulted with Al Rams, President of Islington Chrysl