Beneath the Stars

Chesterman Beach – Tofino, British Columbia

Pacific National Rim 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.

As a painter, my brush is telling the stories. Fluid in my process, I will come back to this beautiful west coast beach when the last painting is done.

Next in this colourful archive is “Stars Come Out

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

Wilderness Expressions is a series of acrylic paintings created on black gessoed gallery wood panels. There are 10 paintings 24x24x2″ in this starry sky painting collection for those who love stars. This art work by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod takes viewers and collectors into some of the more hidden and remote adventure trails, lakes and oceans on the west coast of British Columbia. Views from the Okanagan Valley with familiar wide open spaces and the majestic mountains of Banff and Jasper, Alberta complete this adventure. All are precious gems in the landscape of Canada for us to protect, explore and enjoy.

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