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Local Flavour

One of the many local outdoor eateries on Captiva Island, Florida. Shade on a hot sunny day with a cold beverage, what more do you need?
9″x12″ oil on canvas board

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Beach Girls

A whimsical piece of beach life captured in oils, 9″x12″ canvas board Canvas board.

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Through the Trees

A drive along the coast of Captiva Island is like a drive through the forest, alternating beach and lush tree growth with the smell of the ocean in the air. This piece was juried into the Capture Captiva exhibit.

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North of Superior

Rocks and trees dominate this incredible landscape, harsh yet so much warmth and beauty infused into the landscape.

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Fireweed

I spent the summer touring Alaska by motorcycle. This year and last were a tough couple of years for forest fires, thousands of acres burned but much of it was so remote no suppression efforts were made. The year after the fire has been through the burn areas fill with fushia coloured fireweed, it’s a beautiful, colourful landscape . That’s what inspired this 9″x12″ oil on canvas board.

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An Epic Journey

I’ve been a bit negligent with the upkeep of this blog however for good reason, I put my art work on the back burner and devoted the summer to a long sought destination…the Arctic Ocean in Northern Alaska by motorcycle. It was an incredible journey to a unique part of the continent filled with warm people, cool temperatures and thousands of miles of gravel road adventures. I can’t help but think that some essence of Alaska will find it’s way into my paintings, for now here are a few pictures of the trip of my lifetime.

Salmom Glacier, 22 miles of ice winding through the mountains.
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Top of the World Highway, spectacular remote views.
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Near McCarthey, southeast Alaska, my campsite beside the glacial river.
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Top of the Atigun Pass after climbing off the north slope and leaving the tundra behind.<a
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Prudhoe Bay, end of the Haul Road north, where the cold winds blow in off the Arctic Ocean and the sun shines at midnight.
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Celebrating a trip to the Artic Ocean with a beer in Coldfoot Alaska.
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Pukaskwa November SOLD

A small oil capturing the change from fall to winter on the shores of Lake Superior, cold yet beautiful and it’s found a new home on the north shore.

 

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