Stalker 22 & HMCS Fredericton – A Solemn Display of Art
by Peter J. Robichaud
Artist Peter J. Robichaud (left) with LtCol Bill Thomey and the original painting.
Mr. Robichaud's painting depicts HMCS Fredericton and Stalker 22 conducting activities in the Ionian Sea as part of Operation REASSURANCE, Stalker 22 was a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter of the Canadian Armed Forces. on 29 April 2020. The painting was unveiled at the Shearwater Aviation Museum by 423 Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Bill Thomey, and Deputy CO, Major Simon Rochleau. Prints were produced for the Squadron and extended family.
This painting was a tribute to the crew of Stalker 22, to friends of the artist in 423 Squadron and the extended Maritime Helicopter and Naval communities.
Painted with acrylics on stretched canvas using only Titanium White, Prussian Blue, and Payne's Grey to keep a somewhat somber and muted tone throughout. Smaller bits such as the nav lights had small amounts of colour applied.