Upper Canadian Living: A Montgomery's Inn Intervention September-November 2019 Montgomery's Inn, A City of Toronto Museum, Etobicoke ON
Since it was built in the 1830’s, Montgomery’s Inn has had a long and varied history. The original decorative elements have long since vanished. This series of paintings is an attempt to reintroduce decorative elements and motifs to the Inn. The paintings represent a sampling of wallpaper patterns that would have been found in any respectable Upper Canadian Home, at that time. By visiting historical homes that existed around the same time as Montgomery’s Inn, such as: MacKenzie House (Toronto), Dundurn Castle and Whitehern (Hamilton), I have discovered patterns and decorative motifs that would have been typical of that era. The ornamentation, specifically the historical wallpapers, are the inspiration for these paintings.