Manitoba Stories, Roger V. Sutherland,

Reception: March 24, 7-10pm

Hours March 25 to April 4: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm

Saturday, 12-5pm

Each painting is a short story. For example….

Skeleton Beach:  The Skeletons of small animals and fish, and the larger skeletons of trees uprooted by large slabs of ice blown inland by North Westerly winds.

Goat Island: A Farmer carries his goat and cattle to an island to graze for the summer, protected by from his predators.

Inner Journey: The Thirteen short stories interpreted by the viewers inner eye.


Roger Sutherland was born in the French speaking city of St. Boniface in 1951.  In ’89, he started painting wildlife and prairie landscapes.  He experimented with painting on plywood, Masonite, paper and canvas using various methods of painting. Overtime his painting style evolved into abstract painting that allows him to enjoy the freedom to express concepts and emotion.

During  the 198os he met several prairie artists that influenced and encouraged me. These artists are: Roger Lafreniere, Hubert Theroux, Guy St. Goddard, Peter Dumans, and Geno Mazze.

Roger is a self-employed carpenter, renovator, and abstract artist living in Winnipeg.