Path Behind Mowat Lodge
"He was rather a moody kind of a quiet chap. Rather withdrawn. But when I was with him, he'd talk away, because we were pals. And I was very interested in his painting. I said, 'Look, Tom, why are your shadows so blue?' And he said, 'Look, tomorrow morning you go out at about eleven'. When I came back a little later, it was quite a difference in the shade of shadows. And I told him that, and he said, 'I told 'ya.' And he evidently admired me, because he gave me the best painting of the year. "
- Daphne Crombie, guest at Mowat Lodge, winter 1916-1917