(click pics for larger size)Aurora Borealis
A late fall evening with clear skies and frosty air showed signs that winter was coming. The northern lights danced as if the rays of light were coming from heaven.
Acrylic on canvas 14”x 28” soldGentle Rain
The sound of a gentle rain falling on the water is musical. The other sounds in the forest add to the chorus.
Acrylic on canvas 10”x12” soldSunlit Shoreline
This small beach on Siege’s Point Road is a cozy spot. I have often painted in this location over the years. I especially like it in late afternoon on a fall day.
Acrylic on canvas 10”x 12” soldApproaching Storm
The sunlit shoreline shows signs of an old forest fire. Off in the distance a storm approaches soon to change the calmness of the day.Spring Poplars
Have you ever smelled the air near a group of poplar trees? They are one of the first trees to burst into leaf leaving a fresh scent and a bright green haze on the horizon.
Acrylic on canvas 15”x 32” soldNew Life
A seedling has sprouted braving its dangerous location near the water’s edge.
Acrylic on canvas 16” x 16” soldInuksuit
Up north the inuksuit is as important as the signs on our roadways. In North Western Ontario there is an amazing number of them built along our highways every year. Why people choose to build one is any ones guess. Perhaps it’s a sign of them in transit or just the enjoyment of putting rocks one on top of the other. This Inuksuit painting is about achieving balance in my life.
Acrylic on canvas 36”x44” availableIn Natures Hands
If you have ever been caught on the lake in a storm you will be able to connect with this painting. As a canoeist, I have been in this situation more then once. It’s a life altering experience- a battle with nature. When you reach the safety of land, you thank God the battle is over.
Acrylic on canvas 24”x 36” soldWinter Light
The morning sun is low on the horizon casting its warm rays on a frosty day.
Acrylic on canvas 12”x16” availableSwirling Skyline
We live in Sunset Country. Every one of them is a treat to witness.
Acrylic on canvas 12”x 16” soldThe Creek
The sound of trickling water always stops me in my tracks and leads to exploring its source
Acrylic on canvas 12”x16” soldForest Floor
We always seem to look up. I remember the first time I looked down watching the light as it warmed the forest floor. It was such an experience. I have found that I look down much more often now.
Acrylic on canvas 14”x 16” soldWhere the LaVallee River meets Rainy River
I was fortunate enough to have gone on a canoe trip on April tenth this year. We had a great time. We paddled from Fort Frances to Emo. Along the way we came across the opening of the Lavallee River where it flows into Rainy River. It was the last site where we saw ice built up on the shoreline. I was really inspired by this scene.
Acrylic on canvas 14”x20” sold Winter Walk
I love walking in the snow and I often go at night. It’s so peaceful. I exaggerated the lighting on the birch tree because they stand out so beautiful against the dark background of the rest of the forest.
Acrylic on canvas 8”x14” soldDancing Moon Light
The full moon is magical with its dancing light casting shadows on the landscape.
Acrylic on canvas 8”x 10” sold Eddy
Fast flowing water creating an eddy.
Acrylic on canvas 10”x 20” soldThe Awakening
Sunrises are one of my favorite things. There is never one the same as the other. I chose to exaggerate the light on the horizon creating a fiesta of colour celebrating a new day.
Acrylic on canvas 18”x 24” availableUnusual Sunset
Why sunsets and sunrises are the hardest to make believable is because they are unbelievable.
Acrylic on canvas 16”x18” availableRushing Water
There is always rushing water in the spring at Kemmel Creek. I stop there every time I drive to Thunder Bay at different times of the year. Winter is especially beautiful. Perhaps it’s the subject of my next painting.
Acrylic on canvas 16”x20” availableRed Canyon
The Turtle River - a view from above. The trees are anchored to the cliffs somehow; once again with little soil they reshape the rock face by pushing with their strong roots.
Acrylic on canvas 22”x 24” soldCliff Hangers
It always amazes me the strength of the roots of those trees. There is no soil visible, the roots find crevasses to anchor themselves.
Acrylic on canvas 15”x 28” soldGrand Portage Falls
In awe of Grand Portage Falls in the fall- imagine spring and the power of water carving it’s way eventually to Rainy Lake.
Acrylic on canvas 16”x 22” available