As a first time mural artist, Bruce Rickett carried with him to Chemainus a newness and intensity which shone through in his painting of Second Chemainus Sawmill. He was able to establish a strong relationship with the place and the subject.
Rickett was born in Malawi, Central Africa, studied art at the City and Guilds of London Art School in England, and then came to Canada. He earned a BFA degree at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before achieving a post graduate Art History degree at the University of Illinois.
As well as curatorial experience for galleries and exhibits, Rickett has been building a body of work over the last number of years and continues to be a prolific painter.