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 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.