I painted this one plein air from Kitsilano Park looking north towards the North Shore. It is a very typical Vancouver view of the freighters set against the mountains.
We followed South Bamfield Road as far as the car could go and then hiked a logging road to the trail head that lead us through the forest out to the coast. This piece was painted plein air looking southward at the beach at the end of the trail in Bamfield, on the west coast … Read More
This one was painted plein air on a lovely day with my feet in the sand at Spanish Banks. The sail boats in the distance were a lovely white focal point set against the dark backdrop of Bowen Island, Passage Island and the North Shore.
A sea stack located at Brady’s Beach in West Bamfield. To get the beach we took a a water taxi across Bamfield Inlet, walked along the roads across the peninsula for about 20 minutes and it was well worth the effort.
A tiny islet sits happily at high tide in the Canadian landscape. The trees stand with a little character going on in their branches! A very fun one to paint!
Located between Bowen Island and the West Vancouver shoreline is a 33 acre island called Passage Island. It is a very unique setting for the residents who live there as it is off grid living. With no public docks, no roads, no electricity and no shops, it is accessed only by private boat. In an … Read More
From the community Crofton on Vancouver Island a ferry will take you to Vesuvius on Salt Spring Island. The beach on Vesuvius Bay is partly made up of sculpted sandstone, so typical of the Gulf Islands. This particular view captures the ferry at the dock with its reflection in the bay.
This view is from the beach in the beautiful Drumbeg Provincial Park on Gabriola Island. The thin row of trees in the distance are markedly unique and allow the light to shine through the trunks of the trees. Much of the beach is sandstone that is shaped by sea worn crevasses.
I was hiking along Pachena Bay, in Bamfield, last summer and looked back into the bay and took a photo. The beauty of the landscape and the lines in the image wanted to be a painting.
The light at the end of the day shines on a quiet Eagle Harbour. The setting sun shines on to the rocks and shining through the trees a lovely contrast is developed. Even on a very cold winter’s day the light on the landscape warms my heart.