"The mountains are calling and I must go." – John Muir
Passionate about the outdoors, this quote by John Muir, a naturalist and environmental advocate, has resonated with me since I first read it. I was born and raised on Canada’s West Coast nestled below the mountains that meet the sea. This painting is about nature calling us to spend time immersed in adventure and sensory experiences. This snowy mountain scene is richly textured with warm, earthy undertones and cool glazes and graphite and charcoal line work. The sky features a nautical compass that is embedded in many of my paintings; it represents following one’s true path and staying the course.