Posts Tagged "Canadian Artist"

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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3792 -‘Shrooms on the Rocks at Canoe Lake General Store, Algonquin Park

3792 – ‘Shrooms on the Rocks at Canoe Lake General Store, Algonquin Park Acrylic on Canvas panel 18 x 15 inches Framed While on a day trip to Algonquin Park, we stopped at the Canoe Lake General Store, and I discovered these brilliant yellow mushrooms amongst the rocks outside the store. I took several reference photos to use back in my studio. Both trees and fungi have captured my imagination. Without them we would not survive on the earth. The trees provide the oxygen we need and the fungi along with bacteria break down organic matter and release carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus into the soil and the atmosphere. It’s this and the variety of shapes,...

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3783 – River Guardian

3783 – River Guardian Acrylic on Canvas Panel 16 x 12 inches Framed River Guardian was started en plein air in Annie Williams Park, Bracebridge. I was attracted to the stature and unique character of this pine tree alongside the Muskoka River. It looks over the water, watching the comings and goings, of people and wildlife as if guarding everything in its domain. Share and Enjoy...

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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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