Why I love Canada
Every day it seems I see one commercial after another enticing you to visit some other country on the globe. I've done that, and it is amazing what can be experienced out there. I have also seen this great land from coast to coast. I humbly submit that you start your world exploration right here.
On the other hand, if you do go abroad you will see lots of forests, rivers, mountains, but once you have you will know once and for all that what is here in Canada is often not found anywhere else on the globe.
Take the Canadian Shield for example. Rugged rock faces carved out by massive ice fields, leaving thousands of lakes, rivers streams and ponds that are surrounded by conifers like none others in the world.
Take this painting shown above, these trees seem to be drenched in the sunlight as it fades. The branches droop down to the water as if to pay homage to the sun. I've hears some say it seems somewhat cartoonish, but when you have the opportunity to see them for yourself, in their natural habitat you quickly realize it is real. Real and unique to Northern Ontario.
I recognized that a long time ago and it is my mission as an artist to present this and many other uniquely Canadian characteristics to the world.
Just the beginning of why I love Canada. Stay tuned for more on this.
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.