new painting – Water Lilies at the Amphitheatre Lake

Buddhists regard the water lily as a symbol of enlightenment – something beautiful emerging from the primorial mud. If I only paint one painting per season (and it seems I do), this is a representative subject for the past summer. Being an information hound with anxious tendencies it is far too easy for me to…

New Painting – Spring Thaw from Mt. Todd

Hello, One of the nice things about this little blog is that over the years it has become a journal of sorts for what we are up to, where we are, and, mostly, the seasons (in a literal and broader, figurative sense). Along with the few words I write are the paintings – both good…

new painting – “Spring Storm with Wendy”

Hello all! Greetings in this, our sixth week of social distancing – or whatever you want to call it. I call it boring but that is more about my state of mind than anything else. All considered, we are pretty fortunate up here. We have lots of space to move around. Sure, we are still…

new painting: “When the Lifts Close”

Hello friends, Weird times, huh? When I finished this painting about a month ago Corona virus was still something vaguely threatening that was happening on the other side of the world. I don’t know about you, but I sure wasn’t giving it much thought. At that time I was pretty involved with helping host our…

new painting – Bright Autumn at Heffley Lake

Hello all, It is a whole month away but I have finished this years’ donation to the 12th Annual Sotheby’s Benefit Art Auction! This is really something special considering that each of the two previous years saw me panicking to get something in on time – real 11th hour efforts. I hate feeling rushed with…

new painting – Fairy Falls off the Ski-back

Hello there, Here is a painting for the dog days of summer – something cool, wet and shady. On the side of many of the trails here one can find these little mini falls popping out of the mountains side. They are nature’s grandeur in miniature – shady little microcosms of moss, stone and tumbling mountain…

new painting – Darren and Jenn’s Good Saturday

Hello! Winter is now well over and we already have the way to the lake free of snow for mountain biking… and mosquitoes galore to make mountain biking there really, really uncomfortable. The trick is to not stop. Ever. But as it is early in the season and the route is uphill one needs to…

new painting – Maria and Leilani’s Sunset Run

Hello all, Today brings new snow and a new painting. Yes, the latter despite the former (maybe I should be out there instead of in here blogging, I mean). After last weeks’ epic powder day we have had barely a flake and the groomers have been scraping up the same sad snow all week. Inspiration…

new painting – Whitecroft Autumn Canopy

Hello, After a month or two of toil, my submission to the annual Sotheby’s Art Auction was completed (at the 11th hour as usual). This year’s offering is a view experienced in an autumn walk with the dog and kids to the Whitecroft waterfalls. Along the way are a few groves of birch, aspen and…

Early October Snow on Gentle Giant

The countdown begins to season opening – slated for November 17th. Not to be a downer but my gut tells me its not going to happen on time this year. We have been getting minimal skiffs of snow interspersed with warm days. While the higher elevations are building up the centimeters, down on the lower…

new painting: “September on the Whitecroft Waterfall Path”

Hello all, There is no doubt about it. Fall is my favourite time of the year. The kids are back in school, the boots and sweaters come out, and the fall colours appear. Here at Sun Peaks that means primarily yellows from the aspens and some birch. Later in the fall, though, the brilliant reds…

new painting: July off the No. 9

Good morning, Second last week of August here. After crowing in my last post about the good air quality we are now socked in by a pretty nasty mass of orange grey forest fire smoke. I am feeling a bit sorry for myself as this necessitated the postponement of a visit by a few of…