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A portrait of Jake vanderWal
Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 30 inches (2008)

A portrait of a man at home in the northwestern Ontario wilds. I am told that when he wore this peculiar floppy hat, people would call him Montana, just like a character right out of his own television program. I also get the impression that the name was to remind him that when wearing that chapeau, he looked a little silly ... maybe a lot ...

Montana was a honour and a pleasure to create. Though the portrait is a consequence of a sad event, I hope that the work will strengthen the resolve in all of us to celebrate everything that Jake espoused and continues to do through all who know him.

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