‘Sea of Green II’
2018 – 24″x36″ – Acrylic on Canvas – $1450
The rugged coastline of British Columbia bridges two worlds: the forest and the sea. The deep greens of Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Red Cedar reach down to caress the rich blues of the wild Salish Sea.
Every now and then a Pacific Arbutus tree and bright coastal Reindeer Lichen break free of the green and cling to the weathered rocky shoreline cliffs.
The passage between Gambier and Woolridge Islands in beautiful Howe Sound is a remarkable place. Cliffs sheared by thousands of years of glaciation plunge into the ocean, continuing downward to depths up to 285 meters. Clinging to these cliffs are trees that have adapted to life in an extreme environment. The salty sea is a harsh neighbor, and if the trees can survive the sea they must also survive torrential winter storms and long summer droughts. But survive they do, and live on to provide a unique protected habitat for ocean loving birds such as the Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle.
Treated with two coats of UVLS Polymer Varnish
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