Ivvavik National Park, Yukon. Western Canadian Arctic
"Hiking the ancient mountains near the Firth River in Ivvavik National Park, I felt like I was transported in time. Past each ridge lied another epic view of a vast, beautiful and untouched landscape. When the winds would die down, I heard a silence like I've never known. To top it off, breaking the horizon here and there were incredible tors, ridges of rock breaking out of the ground like the back of a dinosaur. Its as though they overlooked the land as its keepers. As I worked on this piece with the howling winds and rain testing my tarp, the sun broke out for mere moments to catch the arctic sentinel before me. It became the highlight of my journey."
Study: 12” x 8”, oil on linen. Final painting to be: 94” x 62” (7’10” x 5’2”)