Tom's 2013 works were featured in his solo exhibit titled SWEETS & TREATS. The show presented a new series of candy still-life's. Candy-making has been an integral part of the heritage of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada and Calais, Maine since the 1870's. The paintings featured a number of favorite local candies and chocolates. Each new piece showcased the artist's ability to capture true-to-life renderings. The featured showpiece was a large double-subject portrait of James & Gilbert Ganong who founded GANONG'S CHOCOLATES in 1873 at St. Stephen. The highlight of the Opening Night Reception occurred when Great-Great Granddaughters Diane & Bryana Ganong unveiled the portrait of their esteemed ancestors. You can meet Tom at any of his opening receptions and have an opportunity to talk with him.
James & Gilbert Ganong are portrayed seated in front of some of the grocery stock typical of their original store at St Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. Before them is a tray of hand dipped chocolate key lime truffles protruding into the present represented by the Ganong company logo and a wide assortment of chocolates forming a frame within a frame. This annual International Festival art exhibit was dedicated in the memory of the Ganong brothers.
Tom Brennan PAINTINGS & PORTRAITS ROBBINSTON, MAINE 04671 USA