My purpose in getting out of doors to paint is always to learn. I find that being in the place, dialling in the shapes, colour and quick light one of the best things that a painter can do to learn about the world around them.
Here are two big reasons I couldn't camp on my way back from Haida Gwaii...
The verdant valleys that lay at the bottom of majestic snow-capped peaks that line the sides of the Yellowhead highway #16 westward towards Prince Rupert...have taken my breath away today. The smell of the air is different here. It's newer - fresher, filled with spirit and the life-breath of the trees. The life-breath of this planet. I get it. I get why we need to look at this land with different eyes, and protect it. I've never seen anything like it. Pristine...beautiful. There are no words for this place...and there are fewer people to see it.
We are very excited to announce that Effusion Art Gallery of Invermere, BC. is representing Janice's works in the Columbia Valley area, extending from Golden to the BC/USA border. This beautiful mountain and lake area is a favourite of Calgarians and international visitors who flock to Invermere to enjoy the unique combination of scenery, sport and culture.