On Nature's Good Side at the Bowron Lakes
I was sitting at a table by myself in the Wells Hotel café, the morning after completing a family trip on the Bowron Lakes Canoe circuit, writing in my journal.  At the ...
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Finding Freedom in a Tent
  Many peak experiences in my life have somehow involved needing a tent. I had never actually slept in a tent until I was eighteen and I signed up for a thirty ...
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Tapping Into Creativity
It was one of those days where you feel like a walking accident waiting to happen; everything you touch either breaks, falls or doesn’t work. My accompanying state of mind was scattered ...
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Night Riding - Another Dimension to Winter
In the winter, night falls early.  That’s when a few hardy folks pull the bucket of lights, Velcro straps and batteries out of the cupboard and start charging.
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Family Bonding on the Sayward Lakes
We were faced with a few unknowns when we left for the Sayward Lakes Canoe Circuit this summer for a family trip.  For instance, we had little previous experiences with canoeing that ...
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Living Room
My initial inspiration for this image was to paint a cozy living room in a dark inhospitable setting as a reflection on how people support each other and find connection within challenging ...
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Sharing the Wild
People thrive when they have easy access to wilderness experiences.  Large tracts of undeveloped public land – such as (in the Comox Valley) the trails in Cumberland, along the Puntledge River, the ...
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Where is Inspiration?
One question an artist often gets asked is: “where do you find your inspiration?” I usually say “nature” instead of the real answer which is much longer and harder to pinpoint.
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Animal Teachers
As a child I remember how much animals captured my imagination – I saw them as potential yet often elusive friends.  I wanted to be an animal doctor when I grew up ...
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Rafting the Alsek River
This August I embarked on an adventure – a rafting trip on the upper Alsek River with Canadian River Expeditions.   I had saved for this trip for a few years as a ...
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