Stand. Shelter. Haven. Kelp forests on the West Coast are renowned for their structure and beauty. Tall fronds of golden kelp reach for the surface, swaying with movement to the motion of the tide. But that is not where their majesty ends. These underwater forests of giant kelp, bull kelp, bottom kelp and seaweeds are an extremely important ecosystem to a huge array of species. They act as a refuge for Otter, Seals, Sea Birds, Salmon and Rockfish, Herring, Anchovy, Shiner Perch, Seastars, Crabs, Urchins, small fishes and invertebrates. Even large mammals such as Orca and Humpback have been known to roll in the thick mats of floating kelp. These forests of the sea also act as a blue carbon sink: it is estimated that marine algae and kelp are responsible for producing 70-80% of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are a keystone to the health of the planet and yet here in Howe Sound these ecosystems are struggling.

Grove – 30”x48” – 2021 – acrylic on canvas

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Stand. Shelter. Haven. Kelp forests on the West Coast are renowned for their structure and beauty. Tall fronds of golden kelp reach for the surface, swaying with movement to the motion of the tide. But that is not where their majesty ends. These underwater forests of giant kelp, bull kelp, bottom kelp and seaweeds are an extremely important ecosystem to a huge array of species. They act as a refuge for Otter, Seals, Sea Birds, Salmon and Rockfish, Herring, Anchovy, Shiner Perch, Seastars, Crabs, Urchins, small fishes and invertebrates. Even large mammals such as Orca and Humpback have been known to roll in the thick mats of floating kelp. These forests of the sea also act as a blue carbon sink: it is estimated that marine algae and kelp are responsible for producing 70-80% of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. They are a keystone to the health of the planet and yet here in Howe Sound these ecosystems are struggling.

Matted Prints are standard sizes in a double white mat $40

  • Giclees printed on archival cotton fine art paper
  • Acid, lignin and chlorine free
  • High quality Epson inks
  • Double mat fits standard frame sizes
  • Made in Canada

Canvas Prints – various sizes and prices

  • Archival cotton canvas Giclee prints stretched over 1.5″ wide wooden stretcher bars
  • Additional coating of museum grade protective UV varnish
  • Basis Weight: 430 gsm, Material: Cotton, Surface Finish: Satin, Thickness: 23 mil
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Edition limited to 150 prints
  • Signed by the artist and embellished with fresh paint
  • Wired and ready to hang
  • Printed in Vancouver, BC to the highest modern printing standards
  • Made in Canada

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Media

Canvas Print, Matted Print

Size

10" x 16", 15" x 24", 20" x 32", 22" x 36", 25" x 40", 30" x 48", 7″ x 11.5″ print in 11″ x 14″ mat