Acrylic on canvas, 10" x 10" Located at: Beaumont Studios
The Ivanhoe was a bar I often visited when I worked on Great Northern Way. The stylized distortion here is reminiscent of a paper bag, which is sometimes the beverage holder of choice for many of the local denizens.
I like the place. I always felt at home at the Ivanhoe. It is frequented by bike couriers as well as laborers and tradespeople and is essentially a neighborhood pub. It reminds me, still, of the many bars in Kamloops.
But the first time I saw people wandering through trying to sell recently-heisted merchandise ("It fell offa truck, yo"), I was a little startled.