Terroir: Broken Stone Winery by Patti Randazzo Beckett

Opening Night: Friday, June. 10th from 7-10pm
Show runs from June 10th – July  3rd, 2022

Gallery is open is open to the public Wed – Sun 12-5pm. No appointment necessary. If you would like to book a half hour gallery appointment please go here

Terroir is, in effect, the taste of the place. Though the term can be applied to any agricultural product of the soil, the concept of terroir is recognized outside of France mostly in terms of wine — and, specifically, for its implication of quality

These paintings and cyanotypes are works conceived and created while participating at the Alchemy Artist Residency’s program “Alchemy Table Settings, 2021”. I was partnered with Broken Stone Winery, Prince Edward County.  Many mornings were spent at Broken Stone Winery documenting the ‘terroir’ and local flora. These photos and sketches were used to create a series of abstract paintings on canvas.

The terroir was also documented through a cyanotype process. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.  I utilized found objects on the winery, as well as wild grape vines, Virginia Creeper and garden flowers sourced in Picton. My lack of experience with cyanotype allowed for mistakes that worked in the imagery and helped me understand the limitations and potentials of the process.


Broken Stone Winery #1 and 2, Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″,  2022


Broken Stone Winery #5 and 6, Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″,  2022

Broken Stone Winery #7, Acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″,  2022

Wild Grape, Cyanotype, 27″ x 35″,  2022

Iris, Wild Grape on Sound Kinetics, Cyanotype, 27″ x 35″,  2022