PORT HAWKESBURY: Deer and Doves is a series of paintings by Alberta born Tylor McNeil.

McNeil was raised in New Brunswick and has since moved to Cape Breton Island to be closer to family.

McNeil has studied at Mount Allison University for fine arts. He started his art career on Vancouver Island and for six years showed his work in various venues and galleries.

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Now, 29-years old and looking for a change of pace, McNeil resides in St Peter’s.

The Deer and Doves project was started from a memory of his father’s love of hunting. His father’s elusive prized deer started out as an ambition and then morphed into a haunting obsession.

The series attempts to use that as a start to explore the fallout from broken dreams as they are chased down to grasp at fleeting redemption.

The exhibition is now open at the J. Franklin Wright Gallery located at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. The exhibit will continue until September 3.