|Portrait of Callum (The Hobbiton, New Zealand), o/c, 36" x 48" private collection|
Here's a recent commissioned oil portrait of an Acadia University student.
“I come from under hill, and under the hills and over the hills my paths led. And through the air, I am he that walks unseen…I am the clue-finder, the web-cutter, the stinging fly. I was chosen for the lucky number…I am he that buries his friends alive and drowns them and draws them alive again from the water. I came from the end of a bag, but no bag went over me…I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am Ringwinner and Luckwearer; and I am barrel-rider.” - Bilbo the Brave
Steven Rhude, Wolfville, NS