April 2016: My annual visit to Banff region this year was affected greatly by the passing of Prince. The same day I set up canvas and materials to produce an abstract for our retreat there, the news arrived. The canvas turned into a tribute to him. After a few days of pure soul searching, difficult struggling with the loss so raw, I was relieved the painting was finally resolved. When the canvas was up and occupying most of the wall it exulted such a sense of peace, love and joy. For the remainder of the time there, this joy reigned and I felt that precious tranquility akin to a prize that was won and now viewed in privacy. A sense of achievement, of satisfaction. Most of my works are formed from personal ideas and messages, this one was from an unexpected external event but it is pleasing, forever a tribute to a very unique human being. A lovely man, a musical genius whose love for privacy I admire and whose benevolent and quiet help to others only now became public. The canvas incorporates Prince’s purple love and the vast, panoramic landscape of the region. Two supremes that harmoniously mingle. I named […]
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2016 oil on canvas, diptych
48" x 60" contact for price
The day I visited this iconic scenery it was quiet, the Falls majestic view and tireless roar were more magnificent and my view of it was more private. It was not just about the landscape. The desire for the energy to last, euphoria to linger remains with me just as that joy that overwhelmed me then, floods the landscape here.
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