William Percy Weston :: 1879 - 1967

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Artist Sketches :: Part One

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Big Cedar, Stanley Park
Charcoal on Paper 11.75" x 8"

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Period One (1909-1923)
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Period Three (1931-1967)
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About This Work...

"Some of his sketches are just modest little glimpses of the scenery with which we are all familiar."(61)

Weston was fascinated by how living things are affected by the elements. Wind, rain, and snow mould the structure of forms from the erosion of mountains to gnarling tree trunks.

"The study of this is most interesting and has been the main force behind all my drawings and paintings."(62) His earliest beginnings show traces of his lifelong passion for the smallest details of the wilderness.

A 1959 news article reports that Weston first "started on the art trail" at school, when he was ten. "His head master stationed him at the school museum to paint beetles, bugs, and butterflies."(63)