Let’s go to Fogo

It’s always been a dream of mine to go to Newfoundland to paint the rugged maritime landscape. I haven’t made it there yet but I was happy to work on an illustration of the spectacular Fogo Island Inn for a travel agent friend of mine who is promoting the place. One of these days I’d love to bring a group there for a workshop. Interested? Let me know! (And if you can’t wait for the workshop, I can put you in touch with my travel agent friend.)


42 Comments on “Let’s go to Fogo”

  1. Minerva Ferrel says:

    Hi Shari, I hope your wrist is getting better. Please keep me posted if you decide to do the workshop in Newfoundland.

  2. Margaret McDermott says:

    Sign me up, I presume it will not be for awhile as I too took a tumble on some ice and broke my wrist! I really admire your watercolour expertise and look forward to your blog. Thank you.

  3. Love the illustration! And I am definitely interested in sketching with you on Fogo!

  4. heatherdubreuil says:

    Sign me up for the workshop in Newfoundland!

  5. Jane Hannah says:

    Hi Shari,
    please keep me on the list too –) Beautiful colours for this one…

  6. John Bartoldus says:

    Please put me on the list of artists for any of your workshops, Fogo looks good to me!

  7. Chris Rusk says:

    Hey Shari

    I have been to Twillinggate on the mainland but never Fogo.

    Please do let me know if you arrange something.

    Are Change Islands closeby?


  8. Wayne says:

    I read an article recently on this beautiful boutique hotel; very interesting story behind its development. I love its design and your sketch really does it justice. Newfoundland’s on my buckets list too.

    • The hotel has been getting some amazing press and it’s a great story about a native islander coming back home and creating this special place. I love the design too. My friend stayed there this summer and had nothing but rave reviews about the place.

  9. Johanne Legault says:

    Hi Shari,
    I am interested to go to Newfoundland with your group in 2015, if it is possible.Are you planning some workshop in 2014? Thank you.

  10. Dean Mollon says:

    Please let me know when you will do a workshop in Fogo
    Many thanks for your constant inspiring watercolours

  11. Cathy says:

    Lovely sketch. I am interested in your Fargo Island workshop too. Wishing you a speedy recovery with your wrist.

  12. Jane Wright says:

    I would love to make another visit to Newfoundland, put me on your Fogo list.

  13. Annice Polacsik says:

    Would love to go. Please put me on your list

    Annice Polacsik

    Sent from my iPhone


  14. Nathalie says:

    Shari, you will love Fogo. I did spend a whole summer working there in 1981 and I still have vivid memories. I would love to go back, so please sign me up on your list.

  15. Hi Shari, hope your wrist is better. Cuz it has not interfered with Your w/c which are fantastic.
    put me on your list but also can can you send me the name of your travel agent friend.

  16. sue sladen says:

    I’d love to do a workshop on Fogo Island. Please keep me posted. Susan

    • I will keep you post Sue and add you to the list.

      • Susan says:

        Thank you. Glad you got your cast off although it never seemed to inhibit your skills. Don’t know how you do what you do – teaching at John Abbott, VAC, sketch a day (although it seems to me there are often more than one a day), home and family. Super woman! It leaves me exhausted!

  17. Chrissa says:

    Yes, please add me to your list for Fogo Island.

  18. Ross says:

    Fogo Island sounds interesting… is that somewhere near Australia?
    I like the sketch but, at first, I thought you really got the building wrong… all out of proportion, with the columns too long. But then I looked at the website and realized that you actually got it right! Amazing.

  19. dezabaleta says:

    Very good !

    Mark de Zabaleta

  20. I read a travel book once about Newfoundland and Labrador; they sound like fascinating places, and other-worldly when you consider the vastness and diversity of the North American continent and landscapes in general.

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