The Drawing Lesson

The Drawing Lesson

by Mary E. Martin

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Overview

Magical light creates stunning visions in Alexander Wainwright's landscape paintings. His most recent painting, The Hay Wagon, is a marvelous, moonlit scene, with an old-fashioned hay wagon dominating the foreground, with a beautiful, unearthly glow. Yet, at the pinnacle of his career, he is about to lose his muse.

Not everyone appreciates his work. Rinaldo, a conceptual artist, mocks Alexander's bourgeois love of beauty, believing Alexander's success proves that the universe is chaotic and absurd. Determined to undermine, humiliate and ultimately destroy his rival, he defaces Alex's painting.

Alexander brushes off the attack, but soon he has a frightening vision of misshapen, human-like creatures. These trolls start appearing in his art, and he is beset by questions. Who are these ugly beings? Has he lost both his light and his art?

The creatures lead Alexander to journey from London to Venice and from Toronto to New York as he seeks to understand their meaning. He meets many people, each with a story to tell. Meanwhile, Rinaldo waits in New York City, intent on settling a score in The Drawing Lesson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781450229364
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/22/2010
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mary E. Martin, a longtime lawyer, drew upon her legal experiences to write the highly acclaimed Osgoode Trilogy. She became a full-time writer in 1999. The Drawing Lesson is the first in The Trilogy of Remembrance. She lives in Toronto with her husband.

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