Paintings of Western Canada

Majestic mountains, Glacier lakes, Rolling plains, and dense forestry.

Winter Wonder 2

Winter Wonder 2

Big White, Kelowna, BC – Oil on Canvas

30h 60w canvas | 34h 64w framed

Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder

Big White, Kelowna, BC – Oil on Canvas

This painting begins a new series bringing excitement and joy to my face.
I had not skied since my accident in June of 2015. I was left with so many hesitations about returning to any kind of physical activity for fear of falling. So, like my personality often dictates: “go big or go home,“ off I went with three of my kids to Kelowna this past March.
I knew this little piece of paradise would become a series as soon as I hit the slopes. After a few runs and incredible encouragement and support from my kids, I felt it again. That rush, so to speak, as I glided down the slopes.
Each run improved, and I was hungry for more each day. I started taking in the views, snapping photos and greatly appreciating the “ wonder” surrounding me. One side of the mountain would have zero visibility, frozen tree tops and ice-piercing winds, and at the same time, we would find green and blue spruces, protection from the elements and sun on our faces on the other side. On the same day, two extreme elements. Winter Wonder it is.

24h 36w canvas | 28h 40w framed

Winter Glories 3

Winter Glories 3

Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas | 40h 28w framed

Winter Glories 2

Winter Glories 2

Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC – Oil on Canvas

18h 12w canvas | 22h 16w framed

Mountain Flow

Mountain Flow

The Wedge, North of Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

36h 36w canvas | 40h 40w framed

Photo: M. Heath

Strength in Solitude

Strength in Solitude

Tanglefoot Lake, BC – Oil on Canvas

72h 30w canvas | 76h 34w framed

Photo: S. Griffin

A Snowshoe Outing

A Snowshoe Outing

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

32h 40w canvas | 36h 44w framed

Photo: A. McNally

Winter Glory

Winter Glory

Cypress Mountain, Burrard Inlet, BC – Oil on Canvas

48h 84w canvas | 52h 88w framed

Photo: S. Griffin

Backcountry Ski 3

Backcountry Ski 3

Trail to Hanging Lake, Callaghan Valley, Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

40h 16w canvas | 44h 20w framed

Backcountry Ski 2

Backcountry Ski 2

Trail to Hanging Lake, Callaghan Valley, Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

40h 24w canvas | 44h 28w framed

Backcountry Ski 1

Backcountry Ski 1

Trail to Hanging Lake, Callaghan Valley, Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

40h 24w canvas | 44h 28w framed

Glories of Winter

Glories of Winter

Cypress Mountain, Burrard Inlet, BC – Oil on Canvas

48h 60w canvas | 52h 64w framed

Happiness

Happiness

Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC – Oil on Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w framed

Light Snow Toppings

Light Snow Toppings

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

20h 30w canvas | 24h 34w framed

My Sister's View

My Sister’s View

Lake Windermere, Invermere, BC – Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas | 44h 52w framed

Winter Sky Winter Snow

Winter Sky Snow

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

28h 22w canvas | 32h 26w framed

Colors of Comfort 3

Colors of Comfort 3

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

40h 30w canvas | 44h 34w framed

Colors of Comfort 2

Colors of Comfort 2

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Colors of Comfort 1

Colors of Comfort 1

Panorama, BC – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Winter Solstice 3

Winter Solstice 3

Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Winter Solstice 2

Winter Solstice 2

Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Winter Solstice 1

Winter Solstice 1

Oil on Canvas

22h 28w canvas | 26h 32w framed

Majestic Mountainside 2

Majestic Mountainsides 2

Bighorn, AB – Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas | 44h 52w framed

Shoreline Beauty

Shoreline Beauty

West Coast Trail, BC – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit S.Kenny

24h 40w canvas | 28h 44w framed

Majestic Shoreline

Majestic Shoreline

West Coast Trail
Owen Point, BC – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit S.Kenny

32h 40w canvas | 34h 44w framed

Moody Skies

Moody Skies

Port Renfrew, BC – Oil on Canvas

36h 40w canvas | 40h 44w framed

Glades of Color

Glades of Color

Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

20h 40w canvas | 24h 44w framed

Peace

Peace

West Coast Trans Canada Trail

Cheewat River, BC – Oil on Canvas

Photo: S. Kenny

15h 30w canvas | 19h 34w framed

A Glimpse of Robson

A Glimpse of Robson

Berg Lake, BC – Oil on Canvas

30h 36w canvas | 34h 40w framed

Colour in the Mountains

Colours in the Mountains

Soft Layers of Winter Series

Whistler, BC – Oil Canvas

48h 16w canvas | 52h 20w framed

Canadian Reds Hit the Slopes

Canadian Reds Hit the Slopes

Panorama Ski Resort, BC – Oil Canvas

My sister takes beautiful photographs living out west in Calgary. She recently bought a home in Invermere, and is often sending me photos of the mountains.
A part of me has always wished I lived our west, and many years ago we considered it. I think the fear of packing up five children and making such a drastic move deterred us. I must say, if given the chance again I think I’d go. There’s a feeling, an emotion that stirs within me being in the mountains. It’s always so breathtaking and each time feels like the first. I’m grateful for my family and friends that share their beauty around them with me.

Photo credit  A.McNally

28h 22w canvas | 32h 26w framed

Harmony

Harmony

Harmony of Winter Series

Oil Canvas

As my gallery has now been opened for two weeks, I dive into my new series of paintings titled ‘Harmony Of Winter’. The first snowfall has arrived and I am immediately drawn to the beauty and magic of a fresh fallen snowy landscape. Keeping this series soft and harmonic was my theme as I feel our world needs this right now, almost like one of my mottos: “less is more”.
This was initially inspired by a photo from Whistler, whereby I did I large painting of Glacier Creek, but it soon took on its own direction — reminding me of our family trip to Whistler in 2011. Our five kids were all together skiing after my Dad had just passed and I recall taking a moment amongst the mountains and pines and spruces just taking it all in. Harmony comes to mind as being with my whole family who made everything okay. Enjoy.

48h 48w canvas | 52h 52w framed

Jewel Of The Rockies 3 #481

Jewel Of The Rockies 3

Lake Louise, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w framed

Jewel Of The Rockies 2 #480

Jewel Of The Rockies Series 2

Lake Louise, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w framed

Jewel of the Rockies

Jewel Of The Rockies Series 1

Lake Louise, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

72h 30w canvas 76h 34w framed

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Katherine Muir Miller

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