Freighters are such a big part of the identity of Vancouver. They anchor out in the harbour waiting their turn at the docks. With some artistic licence I painted this piece from a photo I took when riding the seabus from North Vancouver to Vancouver.
A study was done plein air in preparation for this larger painting. Sunny days in the canyons on parts of the Capilano River offer wonderful views of light and shadow. This was one of those days!!
Painted plein air on the river bank of McKay Creek in North Vancouver in Opus’s Plein Air Challenge 2016. It did not win any prizes, but I was happy with the little piece.
Painted plein air on a particularly windy day on the bluff above Second Beach in Stanley Park.
Painted from a photo I took in the Callaghan Valley when I was out cross country skiing. The little tree was in the perfect position to be catching the last light of the day. This piece was at the Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery.
This little painting always reminds me of Pooh Bear talking to Piglet in A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. “March winds blow!…and Pooh said, Hang on Piglet”.
Snowmen, a favourite winter theme with children. 2016 BC Children’s Hospital Holiday Card.
Sticks for arms and a carrot for a nose this snowman is complete!! This was a Holiday Card for BC Children’s Hospital in 2001.
The Ferry Building is West Vancouver’s first designated heritage building. Before the Lions Gate Bridge was built in 1038, the easiest way to get to the city of Vancouver from the North Shore was by ferry and the Ferry Building in West Vancouver was the terminal. The ferry building at 1414 Argyle Avenue still stands … Read More
A painting of a young girl learning to skate and her young friend encouraging her.