Paintings of Western Canada
Majestic mountains, Glacier lakes, Rolling plains, and dense forestry.
Soft Layers of Winter Series
Banff, AB – Oil Canvas
I was in Banff last New Years visiting my sister. I’m always awestruck by the mountains. There’s an emotional response within people when visiting the Rockies and bringing that emotion into my painting becomes my inspiration. These two paintings titled Tranquility 1 & 2 were from two photos I took.
I asked my sister to pull over by a little pedestrian bridge in Banff to try and capture the view. I was feeling at peace and comforted by being with my family.
I love that they could depict any one of Canada seasons. The snowy grounds still showing elements of spring summer and fall.
Hope you enjoy.
48h 36w canvas | 52h 40w framed
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 of Winter Series
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