Henderson Point

2019 – 24″x36″ – acrylic on canvas – sold

Located on the north end of Brentwood Bay in Saanich Inlet, Henderson Point is a prominent feature on the landscape. Carved by glaciation between 15,000 and 29,000 years ago during what is known as the Fraser Glaciation, the unique land forms of Henderson Point and the surrounding Gulf Islands were created. Although the area is mostly comprised of marine volcanic rock you can find pockets of sedimentary rock (sandstone, mudstone and shale) throughout the islands.

The rugged coastline is host to more than just rocky shapes – mere meters away beneath the sea an impressive array of sea life is protected from the surging waters of Georgia Straight. Henderson Point has a series of shelves and reefs, each in a different layer of water and with a different series of species. Perch, rockfish, nudibranch, sea stars, kelp, Lionsmane Jellyfish and even the rare Sixgill Shark can be found in the surrounding waters.

The area is within the unique Coastal-Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zone which is almost Mediterranean in climate and home to several species of trees including Douglas Fir, Pacific Madrone (Arbutus) and Gerry Oak. Looking out over the inlet you are greeted by a westerly view of Vancouver Island, Bamerton and Senanus Island.

Henderson Point’ – Di – 2019 – 24″x36″ – acrylic on canvas – UVLS polymer varnish – sold

2 Comments:

  1. Like its many companion pieces, Henderson Point is a wonderful Art by Di painting, accompanied by an enlightening background story and image details that visually add to the story. Thank you, Di, for your holistic approach in creating and sharing your art, heightening reality to enable a greater experience of reality.

    • Thank you so much Jim! You are so very kind. These places are so powerful, so much more than I could ever hope to capture in a painting, that I feel they deserve a little more description. 🙂 I am glad you enjoy them too!

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