A Novel of Crime and Passion in Nineteenth-Century
Alexander Pindikowsky, a polish artist working in Heart’s
Content, is arrested in 1880 for the crime of forgery. He is sentenced to
fifteen months at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s.
Governor John Hawley Glover, when make aware of
Pindikowsky’s talent, arranges for the prisoner to serve part of his sentence
in a most unusual way- designing and painting ceiling frescoes at Government
Ellen Dormody, a parlour maid at Government House, witnesses
first-hand the brilliance of Alexander’s artistry. She is at once captivated by
the mysterious painter.
Inspired by true events, Art Love Forgery is a story of a
forbidden love in nineteenth-century St. John’s, a legend that lives on within
the walls and ceilings of Government House.