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Sunrise at Goldstream

I painted this using a photo I took right after I woke up, one chilly, wet March Morning while I was camping at Goldstream with my children. It was the start of a new day, and the sun brought warmth and the promise of a clear day, there in the shelter of the trees that surrounded us.


Links to purchase the original, or prints on canvas, paper and birch plywood can be found here:
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Rocks in the Setting Sun at Saxe Point

Rocks on the water at sunset bring the passage of time to mind. The sunset changes by the minute, and the surface of the ocean is always in motion. These rocks have been here since time immemorial, and have seen countless sunsets over countless years, but they shift and change slowly too, craggy in some places and smooth in others, shaped by the whim of the elements around them. While there, I couldn’t help but to feel my connection to the earth, to time, and their fluid nature.


Links to purchase the original, or prints on canvas, paper and birch plywood can be found here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/rocks-in-the-setting-sun-at-saxe-point/

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Shimmering Trees at the Kiskatinaw River Bridge

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.

Links to purchase prints on canvas or paper can be found here:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/shimmering-trees-at-the-kiskatinaw-river-bridge/

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Stained Glass – Mount Baker from Sidney

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.

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Standing at the Water’s Edge at Elk Lake

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:
https://thefeelingoftheplace.com/portfolio/standing-at-the-waters-edge-at-elk-lake/