Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral will welcome featured artists Norman Cannon (photography) and Tom Higgins (salvage ships) at a reception on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Norman Cannon has been interested in photography since being allowed to use the family camera as a teenager. Unfortunately, life interfered with this hobby. Now life has allowed time to indulge. He pursues this new avocation mostly In Florida. His style is eclectic operating on the premise if it looks good shoot it. “Photoshopping” is not in his vocabulary as he believes in showing life’s beauty even if it includes defects.
He has been selected by jury to display in the Cape Coral Arts Festival and the Estero Arts Festival. Beyond that, he displays in a few small craft fairs locally. He has also been selected to display in his bank.
He invites one and all to come and meet him and will do his best to answer all questions.
Tom Higgins is a self-taught artist who has worked in a variety of mediums for over 50 years. The inspiration for the salvage ships came from a simple driftwood wall hanging he saw on the Internet. He took the concept and created his own design using discarded wood from construction sites and adding recycled or little-used items and found objects. He uses items resembling working parts of ships such as rubber washers for life preservers and grommets as portholes.
Born and raised in southern New Jersey, he graduated from Waynesburg College in PA and eventually settled in the Chicago area. He retired from working at the Chicago Tribune in 2006 and moved to Cape Coral in 2012.
“Over the years, I have worked in clay, stone sculpture, stained glass and have done woodworking. I’ve also enjoyed drawing cartoons, making clocks and creating textured acrylic paintings,” concluded Tom.
Their work will be on display through January. The gallery is located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, suite 104, in the Shops at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral.