When I paint landscapes. I tend to paint trees. Why? I’m drawn to their form, structure and colour and how those components relate to light and the space they occupy. Every tree is as distinct as a person so each painting is akin to me painting portraits.
They are also magnificent mighty creatures and we are blessed to be surrounded by them, especially in BC. Many of us take them for granted, even ignoring them as we walk past them in our busy life. They for their part enable us to survive by providing us with fruit and nuts, warmth, and shelter for the structures we live in, water conservation in their roots as well as shade from sweltering sun, and most importantly air for us to breathe. Trees are home to so many of the earth’s creatures.
Painting each tree is my way of honoring them.