Lynn Wigginton

Call of the Running Tide  |  Port Saint John Gallery  |  September 9 – October 28, 2022
Artist Statement

Observing and interpreting the built and natural world of where I live has been a life-long commitment. Call of the Running Tide is a series of paintings depicting an area shaped and determined by the Bay of Fundy.

Using layers of textured brush strokes and a colour palette particular to the bay, with each painting I have focused on the movement of the water, winds and tides, three elements that continually mould this unique body of water and its shoreline.

While these paintings highlight the energy and beauty to be found here, they also speak of a fragile and increasingly precarious place.

For Dale.

Artist Biography

Lynn Wigginton is a Saint John based artist engaged with the spaces and materiality of New Brunswick’s landscapes and built heritage. Trained as a printmaker and now working as a painter, Wigginton’s paintings evoke a strong sense of place while thoughtfully considering the textures and materials of her immediate environment.

Lynn Wigginton earned her BFA from Mount Allison University in 1974. In 1995 she co-authored and provided paintings for the book On Earth as it is In Heaven – Gothic Revival Churches of Victorian New Brunswick (Goose Lane Editions.)

Lynn Wigginton has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in New Brunswick and across the country, and is represented locally by Spicer Merrifield Gallery and Fog Forest Gallery. A recipient of numerous honours and grants, her work can be found in public and private art collections throughout Canada and internationally.

Special Thanks to Spicer Merrifield Gallery