It all started in October 2017. Every year my son and his friends plan a fall canoe trip to a location where I want to paint and in 2017 it was OSA Lake in Kilarney. Shortly after we got back Jim and Sue Waddington (In The Footsteps of The Group of Seven) posted an image of a painting by A. Y. Jackson on Facebook and they asked if anyone knew where it had been painted. I did because I had unknowingly painted the same scene from the same location as Jackson. I was thrilled. My painting is very different from his but I now felt a personal connection to Jackson and his art.