May 28, 2014

West Coast Artist meets Mountain Tops!!


Yes, this summer I will be off to Revelstoke National Park, part of their Artist in Residence Program!!
 A really different space – alpine meadows and mountain tops!! 
 A long way from my coastal adventures on Texada Island and the Sunshine Coast. 

A view from one of the park lookouts

Steve and I will head up to the park in August, he and Rusty will camp out at Williamson Lake while I will be off to my adventure.Our group of 5 artists will be in the park Aug 9-12, painting in a studio space, hiking the trails, staying in a rustic cabin, and of course talking and sharing all the time!  I can hardly wait!! 

Some of the summer flowers

They have picked this time for us as the meadows are in full bloom and hopefully the bugs are starting to dissipate as the cooler fall weather is just around the corner.  The park is very accessible by car so getting to an alpine valley is not a long hike, something I can’t do with all my art supplies.  (I know, I push the idea of traveling light but still, on a long hike, light can become very heavy!)

Quite a different shoreline from the coast!

We will have a studio space to work in part of the day and of course visit with visitors to the park. When the residency is over they are putting together a show of some of our work which will travel for a year to promote the National Park system in Canada.  Neat eh!!  So if you are up in the interior of British Columbia on Aug 9-12, stop by the park and say hi. 

Have a great day and happy painting,


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