Cascade Amphitheatre – Banff National Park, Alberta
Sometimes all you need is a little elevation to get away from it all. Hikes like this one unfold with many layers of beauty. There is no greater feeling than a mountain high, which comes from pushing onwards, climbing higher and trusting in the trail ahead of you.
Hiking up from the Mount Norquay ski area and crossing the bridge at Forty Mile Creek takes one into a magically forested area of tall spruce and narrow lodgepole pines. The reward after zigzagging many switchbacks is to enter a totally natural, unique glacier-made amphitheatre. The limestone cliffs and geology are pretty dated and from them one gets a sense of the glaciers long ago.
There is something calming in the way that the mountain encloses and shelters all. Such a lovely alpine view of the sky and stars in this quiet part of the Canadian Rockies. This is a painting of tranquility, found in a glacial amphitheatre.
Next in this colourful archive is “Sing Me Home”
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.