“I chose the style of Edward Mitchell Bannister because I quite like the impressionistic style and a light impasto. I also love oil on canvas. The location of my painting is Kouchibouguac, New Brunswick. I chose this place because we go camping there every summer and I have great family memories of it. Edward Mitchell Bannister grew up on the coast of New Brunswick, which is where I live, so in a way I am connected to the artist both in location and style.”
— Anna Stocker (Grade 8, Riverview Middle School, Riverview, New Brunswick)
New Brunswick-born painter Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828–1901) was a Black Canadian-American artist whose coastal scenes made him the most well-known painter in his eventual home of Rhode Island, at a time when slavery and racial segregation were realities in America.