Trees – Saving Each Other and the Planet
Trees are revered for their hidden power of improving the lands capacity to adapt to climate change. Here in the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia’s interior, the majestic Ponderosa Pines have been cherished since ancient times. In the foreground, you see the connection point between the strong resilient pine, and the way in which it supports the weaker older pine through the attachment of its roots. These impressive, mature Ponderosa Pines not only look beautiful with their deep yellow-orange, puzzle-shaped bark, and long green needles, but also capture carbon dioxide and release oxygen, thereby improving our air quality.
Currently on exhibition as part of the Artists For Conservation Exhibit Tour Premiere at the
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Acrylic on Canvas
48 inches x 50 inches
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Staying close to nature, and being outdoors has definitely shaped my art. Nature and its preservation is important to me. Many of my acrylic on canvas paintings represent some of the most beautiful places, the most diverse living landscapes, and the most treasured ecosystems. Nature also contains many hidden vulnerabilities that affect the larger ecosystem, the wildlife, and the water systems. I hope my deeper exploration into nature through art invites the viewer to a greater sense of responsibility, and to conserve our wilderness areas for the future. As a signature artist with the Artists for Conservation my art work is juried into an exhibition with International Artists, and supports important conservation issues and help to raise awareness of the need to protect the natural world.