Pachena Bay, British Columbia
As the sun goes down whales can be heard singing into the night. Their song is a hauntingly beautiful music that travels far and wide. How special to have spent hours exploring the rich vegetation and hiking trails around Pachena Bay. It is a unique and idyllic experience to encounter the nature here. Looking back on the day there were many delightful surprises. Bears, sea lions, bald eagles… so much to see.
When the stars come out there is an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for the day. A happy contentment. Just being here is so rewarding. We are close to Bamfield and the West Coast Trail.
The rainforest catches my eye, so lush in all its textures and colours. The landscape softly hugs the bay and opens up in a gradual way… with white sandy beach as far as the eye can see. The skies truly come to life in this gentle stretch of beach of marine life. Here on a nice log of driftwood I will sit and make my wish upon a star. Plan my future and dream my dreams to someday capture the essence of this west coast moment with paint and brush.
As a painter, my brush is telling the stories. Fluid in my process, I will come back to this place of spirit and nature when the last painting is done.
Next in this colourful archive is “Wild At Heart”
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.