Times Colonist Amy Smart May 2013
A Victoria artist known for painting that celebrate Canadiana in all its kitschy glory has been invited to be the first visual artist featured at the year's Canada Day festivities in London.
Fifty-five paintings from Timothy Hoey's O-Canada Portage series will be on display July 1 in Trafalgar Square.
Hoey has worked on the series since 2006, using hockey sticks to frame more than 1,000 homages to national symbols.
Tim Hortons and Stompin' Tom Connors are represented, as well as what Hoey calls the holy trinity of Canadian animals: the goose, moose, and beaver.