Animals and Wildlife

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Cow in Front of Sunset

Cow in Front of Sunset

This cow is part of my Animal Series. Looking straight at the cow’s face, I sense its expression of the moment, though how subtle it may be and that is what I paint this piece with.

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Magpies in Winter

Magpies in Winter

Magpies are about the only birds I see in winter,. Their color black and blue green on the white snow reflecting on the sunlight were just irresistible to be captured on canvas

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First Flight

First Flight

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“First Flight” is an abstract representation of optimism and potential; of a person getting ready to take that next step and fly. Their first flight into new and unexplored areas opens a whole new world of excitement, optimism and untold potential. Note: a more detailed commentary is available

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In the Face of Darkness

In the Face of Darkness

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“In the Face of Darkness” is an abstract representation of determination and hope; of a person standing strong in the face of challenge and obstacles. It was inspired by my conversations with, and observations of, those who have overcome adversity. Note: a fully detailed description is available.

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Uneasy Alliance

Uneasy Alliance

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On the surface, “Uneasy Alliance” proposes a humorous notion that a person could harness and ride a wolf. Bones in the wolf’s stomach suggest caution should be exercised. On an abstract level the work represents the connection of man and nature. The rider represents cultures of the Arctic and […]

Magpie

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This piece is a tribute to the Magpie, one of Alberta’s most common and frustrating birds

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Ingrid Backstrom, Eagle

Ingrid Backstrom, Eagle

Ingrid Backstrom skiing Mt Washington British Columbia, Eagle. Photograph printed on archival canvas. 24×30

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Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

In Japanese, koi symbolize love and friendship. This piece is dedicated to a close friend that passed away. By using the natural grain of the wood as a canvas, an organic natural feel is achieved.