Paintings of Western Canada

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

Soft Layers of Winter 2

Soft Layers of Winter 2

Whistler Blackcomb, BC – Oil Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w 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

Glorious Three Sisters #530

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

Warmth Of Spring In The Air 2 #491

Warmth Of Spring In The Air 2 

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

487 Alpine Cafe

Alpine Cafe

Whistler, BC – Oil on Canvas

30h 48w Canvas 34h 52w 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 1 #479

Jewel Of The Rockies Series 1

Lake Louise, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

72h 30w canvas 76h 34w framed

Tree Tops in Spring #402

Tree Tops in Spring

Mt. Norquay, Alberta – Oil on Canvas

12h 48w canvas 16h 52w framed

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Katherine Muir Miller

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