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3797 – People of the Sunflower

3797 – People of the Sunflower Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches, framed SOLD In March 2022, my friend and fellow artist, Janice Feist, created a powerful painting depicting the vicious attack on Ukraine and auctioned it to raise money to support the Ukrainian people. Inspired by her, my painting, People of the Sunflower (acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, unframed), depicts fields of sunflowers in the Ukraine stretching to a horizon darkened by the invasion of Russian troops. The colours used also represent the national flag, the wide blue skies of the nation and the golden fields of wheat. However, for the painting, the yellow also symbolizes the sunflower...

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3793 – Moosekoka

3793 – Moosekoka Acrylic on Canvas Board, 6 x 8 inches, unframed SOLD The moose is a Canadian symbol that represents the country’s native wildlife. Moose is derived from the Algonquin word mooswa, meaning “twig-eater.” In Ojibwe and Cree traditions, moose are symbols of endurance and survival. In Wabanaki folklore of northern New England and the Maritimes, some legends say that Moose was once a monster who was defeated by the culture hero Glooskap. Moose are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures. Moosekoka was commissioned as a gift for a visitor from Ireland. The purchaser chose the name MOOSEKOKA to reference her home...

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Moose Marsh

3782 -Moose Marsh Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 24 inches SOLD In the fall of 2019, after dropping off paintings at the Algonquin Visitors Centre for the ECOAA, Mystery of the Park exhibit, we stopped on Hwy 60 with a huge crowd of people to take photos of a moose family in the marshy area south of the highway. They seemed undisturbed by the attention and I was able to get a number of great shots of them. It’s one thing to capture a single moose in the wild but to have the thrill of an entire family was a once in a lifetime experience. Moose Marsh was created to enter in the 2020 ECOAA Mystery of the Park exhibit that will be held October 2-November 1, 2020. Click on this link...

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3734 – Treed

3734 -Treed Acrylic on Canvas 7 x 5 inches PRIVATE COMMISSION   I was commissioned to paint this little black bear up a tree after the client learned the one they were hoping to buy was already sold.  Although similar image to the one she liked, this bear ended up with a distinctive expression and the woodland setting is also different. Share and Enjoy...

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3780 – Welcoming Woods

3780 –  Welcoming Woods Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 16 inches PRIVATE COMMISSION Welcoming Woods was commissioned by the children of a friend as a birthday gift for her. When asked what she would like in a painting, she told them she wanted Trees and Roots. Inspired by a hike on Whiskey Rapids Trail in Algonquin Park, Ontario, I added the Raven flying down the path in the distance to guide the viewer into the forest. The Raven brings with him the ability to bend time and space for the perfect moment at the right time. He signifies rebirth, renewal, reflection and healing. He helps the transitions and transformations move along smoothly by casting light into the...

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3778 – Patience – Making Strides

3778 –  Patience – Making Strides Acrylic on Canvas Canvas Board 12 x 16 inches, Framed During a photo excursion in and around Algonquin Park, I watched a Great Blue Heron in a light misty rain on the Madawaska River patiently watching and waiting for lunch to swim by.  Patience – Making Strides captured that special encounter for me. Painted in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, this painting speaks to the patience we need to develop with ourselves and others during the time of social distancing and isolation. It also is a reflection about the gains we made during that time. We made strides to find a treatment and a vaccine. We are also...

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