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Qalipu artist using leaked Shoal Point oil as paint for newest project

Artist Ronnie Rowsell painted a Newfoundland wolf using oil that leaked into the waters near Shoal Point in Port au Port Bay. (Submitted by Ronnie Rowsell)

Artist Ronnie Rowsell painted a Newfoundland wolf using oil that leaked into the waters near Shoal Point in Port au Port Bay. (Submitted by Ronnie Rowsell)

Ronnie Rowsell paints Newfoundland wolf using oil that seeped from abandoned well

By Geoff Bartlett, CBC News, Sept 27, 2015

A Corner Brook artist is hoping a recent art project brings attention to an oil leak in Port au Port Bay.

Qalipu Mi’kmaq painter Ronnie Rowsell is using oil seeping from an abandoned well in Shoal Point as paint for a new series of paintings. He wants to shed light on the concerns of area residents who feel government is not doing enough to stop the leak. Read the rest of this entry