I cannot help but be inspired every time I visit the south side of Bowen Island. The dry rocky bluffs, expansive views over Georgia Straight, Salish Sea and Vancouver Island. Sunlight and warm ocean breezes. Dare I say it might just be the perfect place to sit and let your mind wander over the ocean, watching the Horseshoe Bay/Nanaimo ferry as it makes its way slowly back and forth to the island. It is not uncommon to see whales along here- orca, humpback and porpoise. Seals play in the kelp forests and sea birds are plentiful. Yet most beautiful is the iconic arbutus – growing steadily among the lichen and salal covered rocks. So I was inspired for this latest westcoast contemporary landscape: ‘Pacific Madrone II’.

‘Pacific Madrone II’ – 2019 – 30″ x 40″ – acrylic on canvas – UVLS Polymer varnish – (sold)

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I cannot help but be inspired every time I visit the south side of Bowen Island. The dry rocky bluffs, expansive views over Georgia Straight, Salish Sea and Vancouver Island. Sunlight and warm ocean breezes. Dare I say it might just be the perfect place to sit and let your mind wander over the ocean, watching the Horseshoe Bay/Nanaimo ferry as it makes its way slowly back and forth to the island. It is not uncommon to see whales along here- orca, humpback and porpoise. Seals play in the kelp forests and sea birds are plentiful. Yet most beautiful is the iconic arbutus – growing steadily among the lichen and salal covered rocks. So I was inspired for this latest westcoast contemporary landscape: ‘Pacific Madrone II’.

The Pacific Madrone, Pacific Arbutus or Arbutus menziesii is a species of evergreen tree native to the North American west coast; inhabiting rocky coastal bluffs from British Columbia south to California. Their iconic bark peels into brilliant shades of yellow, yellow-green, orange, red and rusty brown. They can live up to 250 years and when fully mature grow up to 100 feet in height with trunks 5 to 8 feet thick. You often see these younger, twisted trees clinging along the coast, leaning out towards the salt air they so love.

Come see this latest artwork available exclusively at the Catching Stars Gallery on Bowen Island, British Columbia

Cards are $5 each or 5 for 20

  • Printed on high quality card stock
  • Blank inside with envelope included
  • All original prints
  • Made in Canada

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, Card

Size

12" x 16", 18" x 24", 24" x 32", 27" x 36", 30" x 40", 36" x 48", 5" x 7", 8″ x 11″ print in 11″ x 14″ mat