Where dreams begin, in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park, Alberta
George Mallory once said “there’s no dream that mustn’t be dared.” Adventure awaits us in beautiful places. Fall is a favourite time of year in the parks of Banff, Alberta. There is always much to see and do exploring the mountains… and more.
From a snapshot, to a sketch, mountains provide the most wonderful and creative challenges. As I mix the paint on my palette I am searching for a special shade of blue to fill the sky with enthusiasm and optimism. That feeling of beginning a journey and the anticipation of reconnecting with memories of familiar places.
Many parts of Banff are timeless to me. Over the years I have felt so grateful for the experiences here and always enjoy traveling back. These deep blue mountain shadows at end of day are special. Mountains for me, always represent my family. Painting Banff is a souvenir of the heart. When I follow my father’s foot steps through the Canadian Rockies, I remember his special stories, laughter and lively yodelling. His expressions live on with emotion on my brush.
Sentimental Journeys is a collection of alpine landscapes painted with acrylics on to gallery wrapped canvas. Paintings are 24×24″ and 36×36″ with a depth of 1.5″ and a granite gray painted edge, ready for hanging. These paintings explore trails, both nostalgic and new. Their locations will forever be sentimental and special. This landscape series by Canadian artist and designer Tina Monod is about the beauty close and far, near and within Banff National Park and surrounding areas.