Stanley Royle’s Summer Art Program
As an extension of his school studies, Colville attends Royle’s summer art programs during the summers of his student years. The first art program takes place in Prospect, Nova Scotia. Royle becomes Colville’s mentor.
Stanley Royle (1888–1961)
Between 1904 and 1908, Stanley Royle was a student at the Sheffield Technical School of Art. His lifelong interest in landscape painting began early and he won several painting awards in England before arriving in Canada in 1931. He taught drawing and painting at Mount Allison University between 1935 and 1945. During his tenure, there were many changes within the Art department including the initiation of the first bachelor of fine arts program in Canada, beginning in 1937. He resigned from teaching and returned to England in 1945 where he continued to paint and exhibit his work.