Ketchican Water Sketch

This is a 6″ x 9″ sketch of the water’s edge at Ketchican, Alaska

Ketchican sketch

This is the start of a 33″ x 44″ painting

Ketchican progess 1

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Ketchican Water | 2020 | 33″ x 44″ acrylic on board painting | price available upon request

Burrard Inlet Sketch

The afternoon sun shines on Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet in this 9″x 6.75″ acrylic sketch.

Burrard Inlet sketch

The sketch helps me choose the colours of the final painting that are on this chart

This is the start of the 33″x44″ painting

Burrard Inlet progress 2

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Burrard Inlet | 2019 |Acylic on board 44″x33″ | Price available upon request

I also painted Pacific Swell in 1987 from this same location on the Lion’s Gate Bridge

Birkenhead Creek Sketch to Painting

This 6″x9″ sketch is of a creek that is northeast of Pemberton.

Birkenhead Creek Sketch |2019 | 6″x9″ Acrylic sketch |

This is the start of 44″x
32.5″ painting

Birkenhead progress 2

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Birkenhead Creek | 2019 | Acrylic on board painting 31.5″ 44″ | Price available upon request

Urban Beaver

       I live in Vancouver near the Olympic Village, 7 blocks from the salt water of False Creek and a man made fresh water course in Hinge Park.  I have been watching beavers there for a couple of years. There are dens at Hinge Park, Stanley Park and Vanier Park in Vancouver.  The closeness of the West End condo towers suggests the absurdity of beavers living in Vancouver’s down-town.

A den is a peaked pile of logs and mud in a conical or lean-to shape. It is easy to miss if you have never seen a den. In May the beavers have their babies and stay inside the den for a month. The babies will leave the den in June.

The Kitsalano beaver den is conical shaped

Swimming beaver

Kitsalano beaver

Beaver den Lost Lagoon

The beaver den in Hinge Park is a lean-to against a hillside


Beaver den at Beaver Lake, Stanley Park

Culvert blocked by beaver and their den in Stanley Park