The west coast is home to so many sea stack eco-systems. Within the larger environment they are self contained little islands that exist and look after themselves in all seasons and survive the harsh winter storms that roll in across the Pacific Ocean. This piece was donated to the Disability Association of BC (DABC) … Read More
Experiencing filtered sunlight and tall trees reaching for the sky while walking a quiet trail is both grounding and calming for the sole.
“We are all like island in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep” …William James
Although the small rock islands and their hardy trees are the main focus of this painting, sitting just above the horizon is a large billowy cumulous cloud. The cloud held particular interest to me with its subtle light shade variations. As a small technical note I described the cloud with white gesso to give it some … Read More
The reflections of the sea stacks are captured in the small pools on the beach. In the reality the ocean and beach are very large and I enjoy giving the sea stacks and their foliage a large presence on the canvas.
Whytecliff Park offers a lovely view to the west towards little Passage Island and beyond to Vancouver Island. This piece was started plein air and completed in the studio.
More than anything else I was capturing a sense of place in this piece. I am very drawn to water, especially the beach and the sea!!
From one beach across to another. This spot is on Vancouver Island looking west across to Rathtrevor Beach. The trees framed the afternoon scene.
This piece was worked up from a small plein air piece that I painted at a small lake near Whistler. I am not sure if this lake actually has a formal name, it is so small that it is affectionally referred to as “The Back Lake”
I was very fortunate to stay at Green Lake for a few days and the weather was perfect for a little plein air painting. The shapes of the trees and their reflections, spilling across the lake, were captivating!! So appreciative to have the opportunity.