Norman I. Black lived in New York, and at Cliff Island, Maine, but frequented Bermuda during the winters with his wife Marguerite E. Black, also an artist. A prolific painter, Black had a studio at Mount Langton in Pembroke and exhibited regularly at the Hamilton Hotel in Bermuda during the winter season.
His painting has a Tonalist quality; using a limited palette, Black evoked a mood through the use of soft, atmospheric light and intimate themes. This peaceful scene of locals strolling down a narrow lane is representative of the ‘unhurried air’ which characterised Black’s paintings.