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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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The View From Here

Avens Gallery 30×72, acrylic on GC, $4500 CAD The idea for this painting came to me at a time when my own child was finding herself up metaphorical trees. The mother bear is a bit anxious with her cubs’ newly found freedom.

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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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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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Non Typical Black Bear

Gainsborough Galleries 22×28, oil on FC, $1950 CAD   This bear came to me one night while I was sleeping. His coat was comprised of an armour of paint, in brilliant colour, it moved as he did, similar to chain

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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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Prairie Clipper

Gainsborough Galleries 11×14, oil on FC, $825 CAD   We are fortunate to see deer all over the place here in Okotoks. I remember once seeing deer in tall grass. Their bodies were obscured, although I could see five pairs

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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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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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