Paintings of Western Canada

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

Capturing Memories

Capturing Memories

Tata Creek, Kimberley, BC – Oil on Canvas

36h 84w canvas | 40h 88w framed

Splendour

Splendour

Mt. Robson and Berg Lake, BC – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit: J. Wilkie

48h 96w canvas | 52h 100w framed

A Glimpse of Robson

A Glimpse of Robson

Berg Lake, BC – Oil on Canvas

30h 36w canvas | 34h 40w framed

Perseverance

Perseverance

Talbot Lake under Cinquefoil Mountain, Jasper, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

Photo: Sara Goulet Photography

48h 84w canvas | 52h 88w framed

The Glories of Moraine Lake

The Glories of Moraine Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

54h 54w canvas | 58h 58w framed

Adventure of Man

Adventure of Man

Mount Norquay, Banff – Oil Canvas

This painting is inspired by a beautiful story. My dear friend’s father had a goal to hike Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay with his four grandsons. He successfully did this at age 75 giving both himself, and his grandsons, a long lasting memory.
I love this quote by George Eliot, “Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.” This is exactly what inspires me and motivates me to bring these stories to life and hopefully capturing the beauty of both the landscape  snd the story behind it. I stayed true to the colours that I love, that I see, and that are within me.
The beauty here, is that this man revisited and hiked it again at 80-years old, becoming the oldest man to ever hike the trail. George Eliot quite hold true to this gentleman.

Photo credit  Y. Wilson

48h 48w canvas | 52h 52w framed

Tranquility 2

Tranquility 2

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

Tranquility 1

Tranquility 1

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 30w canvas | 52h 34w 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

Soft Layers of Winter 1

Soft Layers of Winter 1

Whistler Blackcomb, BC – Oil Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w framed

Mountainside

Mountainside

Alberta/BC Border – Oil Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Escape

Escape

Harmony of Winter Series

Whistler, BC – Oil Canvas

60h 48w canvas | 64h 52w 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

A Peek of Loggers Lake

A Peek of Loggers Lake

Cheakamus River, BC – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Roadstop to the Mountains

Roadstop to the Mountains

Alberta/BC border

I am really enjoying the play of color these days. This was a very special memory as our family headed to Kimberley BC for my niece’s wedding. Some of us flew directly there, but my sisters and I drove from Calgary, with many photo stops along the way. I was happy and so appreciative of being in the moment of awe and the love of family around me.
It was autumn and the play of light on the mountainside was breathtaking, the blue-green glacier waters and the small tamaracks in the background was a picture in itself.

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

Warmth Of Spring In The Air 2 #491

Warmth Of Spring In The Air 2 

12h x 12w canvas 16h x 16w framed

Three Sisters Peaks #483

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

Jewel Of The Rockies 4 #482

Jewel Of The Rockies 4

Lake Louise, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w 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

"Being creative and being successful with your creativity only happens if it comes from within"