Silver Star Mountain – Vernon, British Columbia
Timeless and beautiful, summer or winter. For those who love getting away for a little skiing, this is a familiar view. It is one that marks the end of summer, the anticipation of winter and the coming ski season. Many trips have been made down this mountain when the sun is setting and low on the horizon. The view is always a painting in motion on this well travelled road.
Light from the night sky traces the desert hills and Okanagan sage. In this painting the soft violets, cobalts and ochres of distant Lavington hills harmonize. Nearer, one can feel the dryness of the ranch land and the coolness of the evening air. Whistling cottonwood trees are changing colour and their gold colours glow like fireflies.
Descending into the forest valley, autumn leaves are turning all colours and creating their living tapestries of transformation. A familiar warm red from the Canadian maples is woven into the blue green spruce and pines.
Silver Star is a place that will always sing me home. With every season and journey it is a pleasant drive for those who love the pace of country roads and the charm of western ranches.
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.