One thing that I've noticed over the years showing my art is that the appeal is not so much in the beauty of the painting itself but in the personal connection it makes to the viewer. When people viewed my paintings they often said they liked them but wish they could get something that speaks more personally to them. That is when I decided to expand my portfolio beyond Arnprior into the surrounding area. "Over the Bonnechere" is my first venture up the Ottawa Valley and I plan to do more like it. I'd like to thank Robin Postma of Ottawa Valley Financial Services at 197 Raglan St. in Renfrew for allowing me to use his window to display my latest print.