Haida Gwaii Visit

March 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm | Posted in british columbia, canada, national park, Ocean, pacific northwest, rural, Uncategorized, winter | Leave a comment
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My first time to the Haida Gwaii Islands and I am very excited as I have always been attracted to the art and culture of the Pacific North West Natives and the Haida are world famous for their carvings.  The Island has everything condensed into a small area considering the mountains, beaches, rain forests and culture.

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Vancouver 2011

August 14, 2011 at 4:03 am | Posted in british columbia, canada, Digital Painting, IPAD, pacific northwest, vancouver | Leave a comment
I spent a week in Vancouver and had a wonderful time painting city and mountain scapes.  Vancouver is a unique city with a perfect blend of urban, natural and people.

Stanley Park, Vancouver Totem Poles

July 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm | Posted in british columbia, canada, pacific northwest, vancouver | 1 Comment
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Stanley Park is one of the great city parks in the world…I believe it is the largest, but it is very rugged and lush and located right next to the bustling downtown region of Vancouver.  I lived in this great city for about a year and enjoyed every inch of the place.  These totem poles have inspired me to carve my own though at a much more humble size.  These logs are huge!  About 50 to 60 feet and the detail and craftsmanship is quite impressive.

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My totem has animals that reflect my surroundings.  The woodpecker is pecking outside constantly near my home.  The chipmunk lives under my deck and usually sprints out in the morning.  Sonny, is a neurotic siamese cat that belongs to Ann…and soon will be living with me as well.  He’s very shy at first, but after a long period of adjustment he can warm up to you.  I want to continue with my wood carving, and one day I’ll erect a huge totem in my backyard!

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