Paintings of Western Canada
Majestic mountains, Glacier lakes, Rolling plains, and dense forestry.
Roadstop to the Mountains
36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed
Eagle Valley Creek Hiking Trail
Photo credit: Sara Goulet photography
30h 48w canvas 34h 52w framed
Glorious Three Sisters
The Peaks, Canmore, Alberta – Oil on Canvas
Although I’ve painted the Three Sisters twice before, I never seem to tire of this view. All of my approaches have been different, bringing a change in mood, season, and hopefully triggers reactions of beauty to my viewers. The Three Sisters are iconic, a landmark many of us have come across in our travels of Western Canada. My sister is a photographer of nature and sent me this close up of the peaks for inspiration. Putting my trademark ‘purples’ on the peaks have it the drama it deserved. Hope you enjoy.
Photo credit: Anne-Marie McNally
24h 36w canvas 28h 40w framed
Sunwapta Falls, BC – Oil on Canvas
I found this amazing landscape photographer from western Canada and I fell in love with her posts. We have connected, and this is the first I’ve done from her photos (Sara Goulet Photography). The outcome of this painting interestingly enough, was not what I had imagined when starting it. I painted it during the height of the pandemic, with so much emotion and uncertainty in the world. I feel this painting depicts the turmoil of the world in the water movement and unusual colours in the falls, the serenity and calmness of the tree lines keeps us grounded and balanced during such trying times.
Photo credit: Sara Goulet Photography
20h 40w canvas 24h 44w framed
Taking In The View
Glacier Creek, Whistler BC – Oil on Canvas
I painted a fair bit of Western Canada this past winter after making another visit there and seeing so many beautiful photos from my Western friends and family. This was a take on “Colours of Glacier Creek”, a larger painting I did full of colour. There is something about a single pine that stands out amongst the landscape. It doesn’t matter the season, they are so majestic, giving off such strength, uniqueness, and resilience. I wanted to capture that here, as this beauty stood out in the forefront of the mountains of Whistler. I love these tall narrow paintings. Hope you do as well.
60h 20w canvas 64h 24w framed
Three Sisters Peaks 1
Banff Alberta – Oil on Canvas
The Three Sisters, what a Canadian iconic landmark. This is my second time painting this mountain, and they were both done completely different. I was sitting in a restaurant when I saw this particular view. I felt like you could almost reach out and touch the mountain tops. There were maybe 45 minutes left of daylight so the colours were rich and magnificent. I wanted to lend a mood to this painting by using blues, turquoise, and yellows. You can feel the day is almost done.
24h 20w canvas 28h 24w framed
Colours of Glacier Creek
Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas
Well this one is BIG. I actually had to get on a stool to reach the top of the canvas. Another friend on Facebook who I know her kids from the canoe tripping camp my kids and I are associated with, is always on adventures of a sort living out west. She posted this photo of her on Glacier Creek at Whistler skiing. She was pointing out that she was actually alone on the run in the midst of all this beauty. What are the chances of having a run to yourself at whistler on such a sunny day? So beautifully cropped was her photo, with incredible shadows on the snow and on the trees. I requested her permission to use her photo. I had to make it big as that’s what I was feeling. So challenging, but so much fun. I went through two full tubes of white alone in mixing my colours. I imagine this painting over a big fireplace in a cottage or chalet somewhere.
Photo Credit: C. Toze
60h 60w canvas 64h 64w framed