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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Will Millar   
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Meet the Artist - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

                 

Will Millar will be here playing and sing some tunes from his former Irish Rover days. Will Millar, as the former leader of The Irish Rovers has now returned to his first creative love of painting. In this exhibition he is a voyager into the Ireland of his youth, portraying the country in the 1950's, before glass supermarkets and traffic jams clogged up small villages.
This exhibition opens just in time for Halloween, the origins of which come from Ireland over 2000 years ago. The Samhain Festival took place on the night of October 31. The Celts, who occupied the land which is now called Ireland, celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Samhain is an old celtic word pronounce "Sow in".

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes.
When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

  

  
  

                                  


Drop of The Hard Stuff
18 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

Irish Harbour
18 x 24 in.  oil on canvas
 Sold

Gathering Spuds
18 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

Belfast Street Games
18 x 14 in.  Oil on Board

Turf Man on the Bog
14 x 24 in.  oil on masonite
 Sold

Camaraderie
20 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

There are No Strangers Here...
24 x 30 in.  oil on canvas

Jingle of Joyful Gypsies
22 x 28 in.  oil on canvas

The Devil in the Whiskey
24 x 18 in.  oil on canvas

The Year of the Rooster
16 x 20 in.  Oil on Canvas Board

Pub News
18 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

Ploughing the Braid near Slemish, Co. Antrim
16 x 20 in.  Oil on Board

Pat O'Brien's Holsteins
22 x 28 in.  oil on canvas

Gypsy Market Galway
30 x 40 in.  oil on canvas

Paddy's Racers
16 x 20 in.  Oil on Board

Delaney's Donkey
24 x 24 in.  Oil on Canvas Board

Ballymoney Beef
18 x 20 in.  oil on masonite

The Last Farewell
20 x 16 in.  Oil on Board

Ladies at an Irish Wedding
18 x 24 in.  oil on canvas

Put That Out!
18 x 24 in.  oil on canvas

Horse Fair in Co. Clare
24 x 36 in.  oil on canvas

Cowhichan Estuary Farm
20 x 24 in.  oil on canvas

Brawny Belgiums
22 x 28 in.  Oil on Board

A Tinkers Prize Possessions
20 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

Dusty Blue Bells
18 x 24 in.  Oil on Board

Gypsy Serenade
24 x 28 in.  oil on canvas

Peggy's Cove Winter
16 x 20 in.  Oil on Canvas Board

The Wren Boys
20 x 24 in.  oil on canvas