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Banff Homecoming

Avens Gallery 36×48, acrylic on GC, Sold To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Bison were reintroduced into Banff Park. Those pastures were vacant for so long, I’d think of the bison every time we drove by Cascade Mountain. With anticipation, I await the

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Animal Magnetism

Avens Gallery 18×24, acrylic on framed canvas, Sold Wandering up a pathway in the woods, the wolf sees us and halts for a moment…

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Seeing Red

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on GC $1575 CAD   It is not surprising that as a wildlife artist, I have a deep fascination for cave art, specifically the animals at Chauvet cave, France. Humankind has been painting animals for thousands

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Highly Territorial

Gainsborough Galleries 30×40, oil on GC, $3100 CAD The energy of the wolf is what I’m after in this piece. The colours heighten our emotional response to his very sure gaze, the focus on his face dramatizes the scale, bringing

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A Sleepless Night In Winter

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on GC, $1575 CAD This painting just happened. It was supposed to be very different, but during the process some wonderful things accidentally happened on the canvas, that just could not be overlooked. It is glazed

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Alfresco

Avens Gallery 24×30, oil on GC, Sold This is how I like to think of bears – quietly dining on flowers in meadows, on a sunny day.

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Cinnamon Graze

Hampton Gallery 24×36, oil on GC, $1800 CAD Intent on dining, she is unaware that we are watching. This painting flowed easily, except for her expression. Over and over again, the eye was painted and wiped out, she had myriad

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Big Dipper

Hampton Gallery 30×50, oil on GC $2650 CAD   A big animal on a big canvas equals big strokes and big amounts of paint. I met a moose once, by the side of the road, he towered over the car.

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Backcountry

Backcountry Daydream Hampton Gallery 30×50, oil on GC, SOLD Two wolves travelling undercover. It is fascinating how well some animals are naturally camouflaged, blending into their environment. This is played up in this painting, as are the colours. I’ve been studying

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Afternoon Delight

Hampton Gallery 24×30, oil on C UF, $1575 CAD Grizzly bears are able to make many expressive faces. Sometimes it is hard to resist painting the funny ones, and when the expression is in alignment with my own current frame of

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Scent of Winter

Gainsborough Galleries 24×30, oil on FC, $2100 CAD   This bear had a massive head. He was huge and beautiful, which I tried to convey by slathering the work with heaps of paint. He appeared calm and wise. Conveying the

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Looking Back

The Crystal Lodge Gallery 24×24, acrylic on GC $1300 CAD The wolf pauses to look back, perhaps at how far he has come on his journey. It is important to stop and acknowledge our accomplishments, in our own life. Take a breather.

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Doe’s Champion

Gallery 421 24×30, oil on FC, $1925 CAD  More and more, capturing the movement of the animal is becoming important in the paintings. That was the focus on this one, as well as the unusual vantage point of the viewer.

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Stealth

Gainsborough Galleries 30×50, oil on GC, $2650 CAD The eagle is a beautiful and powerful bird, and here it flies, confident and sure, even in darkness.

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