“Sentimental Journeys” is a series about the quest for mountain culture. In life, so in art, one process conditions another. My inspiration has been ever evolving for a year now and can be traced back to the recent series “Mapping the Great Divide”. This series is also travel based and explores some nice altitude and elevation. Consistently vibrant in nature. “Wilderness Expressions” was the original spark for my travels and paintings. That is where it all began, with nocturne paintings of mountains complete with stars and constellations to wish upon. This original collection of work grew and set me on a course for painting uniquely and boldy beautiful, Canadian landscapes.
Sentimental Journeys is a collection of landscapes painted with acrylics on to gallery canvas. Paintings are 24×24″ and 36×36″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings represent a Banff sojourn – a time last fall, where I had a lot of fun visiting and exploring new and old trails. It was only after getting home that I realized there are actually sepia photos of these familiar and much loved places – created by my father when he first came to Canada. I have been walking in my father’s footsteps makes this sentimental journey, ever more special. This series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about the beauty close and far, near and within the Banff National Park and surrounding areas.