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.

2016 stars come out by tina monod - acrylic on wood panel 24x24x2
STARS COME OUT by Tina Monod, Acrylic on Wood Panel 24x24x2″

Wilderness Expressions

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.

Next in this colourful archive is “Wild At Heart