Mixed media humpback whale painting in watercolour and pencil. Spotting one of these gentle giants can be a rare event, even for those of us who live next door to the pacific ocean. The humpback whale travels incredibly far through it’s migration, not remaining in one place too long. These whales swim close by my home, Vancouver Island, during parts of the year.
I’ve captured them in these mixed media art works, using variety of materials to represent the changing ocean’s colors, moods and lighting. Not content to stay in one place, they see the whole world and are impossible to capture in one image or style.
Because of their huge travel path, these whales are listed as endangered in some countries, but not in others. However, they are still vulnerable to pollution, collisions with ships, entanglement and increasing ocean noise no matter what their official status is in your country.
I live on the west coast of Canada, a place full of wild adventure and bold colors. I’m the daughter of a lighthouse keeper, so I was born on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean where groceries were delivered by helicopter and trips to town meant riding with the Coast Guard.
I’m still an island girl, just on a bigger island now. Basically a plaid wearing, often distracted, paddle-boarding, crooked haired, not-so-trendy go-getter who loves to travel.
I feel most inspired when I’m mixing mediums and experimenting with combinations. My life on the west coast ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.