The majestic Great Blue Heron is the largest heron species in North America and ranges along the Pacific Coast, from the regions of Prince William Sound in Alaska to Puget Sound in Washington State. Estimates suggest Canadian populations of nesting adult herons include about 4,000-5,000 individuals.

They live year-round on the BC coast and mostly breed in the Strait of Georgia, including on Bowen Island. During this time the herons gather in colonies for courtship between the monogamous couples, nesting and rearing their young in large platform-like stick nests usually built high in trees.

‘Standing Still’ – 2018 – 18″x36″ – Acrylic on Canvas – (sold)

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The majestic Great Blue Heron is the largest heron species in North America and ranges along the Pacific Coast, from the regions of Prince William Sound in Alaska to Puget Sound in Washington State. Estimates suggest Canadian populations of nesting adult herons include about 4,000-5,000 individuals.

They live year-round on the BC coast and mostly breed in the Strait of Georgia, including on Bowen Island. During this time the herons gather in colonies for courtship between the monogamous couples, nesting and rearing their young in large platform-like stick nests usually built high in trees. Less than two chicks from an average of four eggs will fledge and less than 25 percent of juveniles survive their first winter.

The main predator of the species in British Columbia is the Bald Eagle however surveys conducted on bird colonies in BC suggest a significant decline in the species’ reproductive rate since the 1970s. Forested areas, which provide the herons nesting grounds, have declined due to urban growth. There has also been disturbance of nesting sites by logging operations and road construction. Recent destruction of heron habitat on British Columbia’s southern coast has led to 21 known colonies abandoning nesting sites.

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 20", 12" x 24", 15" x 30", 18" x 36", 20" x 40", 24" x 48", 5″ x 10″ print in 8″ x 12″ mat