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Venice Biennale


Venice, Biennale, art exhibitions, art criticism, art market, Trilogy of Remembrance, novels about artists, landscape painting, conceptual art, Stonehenge, Alexander Wainwright, Rinaldo, award winning novels, literature, Brueghel

  Alexander Wainwright. Venice holds a most cherished place in my heart. If  I, Alexander Wainwright, try to tell you why that is, I will sound like thousands of otherwise normal human beings stammering and stuttering to express the ineffable. And so, I will only say that many of the most significant happenings in my […]

Prequel [1st] to The Trilogy of Remembrance


Muse, prequel, novels, suspense,mystery, critically acclaimed novels, art, artists, Magritte, Son of Man, Alexander Wainwr, Trilogy of Remembrance, Bloomsbury, London

#novels, #art #conceptual artists #landscape painters #film #visionary Will you listen to my story of new beginnings from times long past? Think of this as a prequel to a much larger one contained in The Trilogy of Remembrance. My name is James Helmsworth and I am greatly honoured to count myself as friend and art […]

Banksy and Rinaldo


Art, street art, Toronto, Banksy, novels about artists, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, The Trilogy of Remembrance, novels, suspense, mystery, literary. Michael Israel, art criticism.

    I approach visual art neither as a painter nor an art critic. My perspective is that of a novelist. What’s the connection? I “create” artists as characters for some of my books [The Remembrance Trilogy, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing]. To do that, I try to imagine what […]

My husband approves of the other men in my life


And David understood. In fact, he was pleased. That’s the happy lot of a novelist, because these other men are entirely fictitious. (It’s rather like having imaginary friends in childhood.) My main “man” for The Osgoode Trilogy (comprised of Conduct in Question, Final Paradox and A Trial of One), was fictional Toronto lawyer Harry Jenkins. […]

The Drawing Lesson


Magical light creates stunning visions in Alexander Wainwright’s landscape paintings. His most recent painting, The Hay Wagon, is a marvelous, moonlit scene, with an old-fashioned hay wagon dominating the foreground, with a beautiful, unearthly glow. Yet, at the pinnacle of his career, he is about to lose his muse. Not everyone appreciates his work. Rinaldo, […]