ART ON ICE: King Richard paints his hockey memories

RICHARD BRODEUR. Go for the Rebound, Daniel. Acrylic 20x24

Upcoming Show with Richard Brodeur. Visit with King Richard at the Show Opening on Saturday March 31 and April 1, 2012 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley from Noon to 4 PM.

Richard Brodeur is a former NHL goalie who played seven seasons in a Canuck uniform. He earned his spot in Canucks’ lore in 1982, when he backstopped the team to its first Stanley Cup final performance and was given the moniker King Richard.

ART ON ICE: King Richard paints hockey memories

The native of Longueil, Quebec retired from hockey in 1987 and has been chosen as one of the Top Ten Canucks by Vancouver fans in the club’s 40-year history.

Richard Brodeur, the artist, utilizes oils, acrylics, and watercolours to create abstract paintings as well as images of ‘Canadiana’– fishing villages in Haida Gwaii, lakes and orchards of the Okanagan, and ports and coves of Nova Scotia.

His most popular series is a collection of paintings titled ‘My Childhood Hockey Memories” – depictions of youngsters playing hockey on frozen outdoor ponds.

As an NHLer, Brodeur understood that his on-ice brethren would likely mock his artistic endeavours. Somehow, the macho locker room culture didn’t quite gel with the fine arts.
“Painting has always been a passion of mine,” says Brodeur.

RICHARD BRODEUR. Back Alley Scrimage. Acrylic 11x14

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