This painting was a commission, and a personal one for a few reasons. It was a wedding gift to my cousin and his bride from my parents, my aunts and uncles, and myself. They decided on this image of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge, near Dawson Creek, BC. The woman my cousin married grew up in Dawson Creek. Her brother captured the photograph this painting.
As it happens, for a few formative years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, my father and his brothers grew up in Dawson Creek (and nearby in Taylor, too). At that time, they travelled over this bridge frequently.
I have never been to Dawson Creek, but I feel like I know it well and would very much like to get up there someday. I have always envied my dad’s stories of being a kid growing up there, fishing and hunting with my grandfather. I also know a lot of my comfort food cooking comes to me from my grandmother’s convenient and economical recipes, some of which she likely collected at that time. It’s nice to have another family connection to that place, and I enjoyed pondering this landscape and bridge with all my attention as I painted it.
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Right before the beginning of the pandemic, I took a one day class in making stained glass. It’s a medium I’ve always been fascinated by. I thought I’d post this image of a small sun catcher I made based on a design from a previous painting I did, Mount Baker from Sidney. I am looking forward to creating more as time goes on.
There’s a trail that winds its way around the shores of Elk and Beaver Lake. They were once two separate bodies of water, but a dam has since joined them together. After a long walk around the lake, I stopped to gaze back at where we’d been soon after we started out. There was a stillness to the water, lapping softly at the tree roots in the glow of the sunset.
Links to purchase the original 30×40″ acrylic on canvas painting, and prints on canvas or paper can be found here:
At the top of little P’Kols (also known as Little Mount Douglas), there is a single arbutus tree away from the rest. It’s a nice walk to get up there, with a bit of a huff and a puff uphill. Once you are at the top, you are rewarded with this view that overlooks West across Cordova Bay and up the Saanich Peninsula to the North.
The original 24×30″ acrylic on canvas painting and prints on canvas or paper can be found here:
This is a commissioned painting of Willows Beach. It is a beautiful spot place to take in a sunrise here in Victoria, BC.
The original 18×24″ acrylic on canvas painting has sold, but prints can be found here: