Chesterman Beach – Tofino, British Columbia

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada is a place infinite in its mystical beaches and powerful tides. For an artist it is a landscape forever changing and full of treasures. The white sand paradise of Chesterman Beach and tidal pools of marine life offer hours of fascination. The waves are magnificent and the fine sea mist is so refreshing. When night time fog blends with the salty air, you can hear hundreds of barnacles opening and closing. All at once hidden life forms shift with the tide.

Beneath the Stars, this cradle of salt water and sand is all I need. As darkness falls, I take one last look of this rugged west coast. My vision adjusts, my mind roams. There is so much beauty to mingle with here. My eyes traverse the paths of the constant stars. The skies open up with an evening show of constellations. Time stretches on forever. It is no surprise that few people have ever wanted to leave Tofino, British Columbia.

Each morning I have awakened to the language of the ocean, its roar and rhythm, which wrap and envelop all life. To be one with this coastal landscape adds new focus and inspiration to my work. Painting these inner souvenirs will eventually grow like the sand and grit in a mussel shell. Something perfect like a pearl, and all in good time.

2016 beneath the stars by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2
BENEATH THE STARS by Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″

Wilderness Expressions

Wilderness Expressions is a star filled collection painted with acrylics onto black gallery wood panels. Each painting is 24×24″ with a depth of 2″ and a polished black edge ready for hanging. These nocturne paintings explore some of the most beautiful and remote trails in Canada. Each image of the west coast and Okanagan Valley explores the lakes, oceans and wide open spaces of British Columbia. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod also adventures into the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper, Alberta.

Next in this colourful archive is “Stars Come Out