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Currently I have been working on many small paintings that show the beauty that we are fortunate to have around us in Lake Country -- the orchards and fruits, water plants and waterways, yellow balsam root flowers that cover the hills in spring, farms and farm animals, and places to play and explore. Lake Country is a wonderful place to live.
'Water = Life' is a passion of mine -- we need to protect our waterways and the element that is the basis of life on this beautiful Earth.
I have a passion for the community in which I live and the beauty and fragility of the Okanagan Valley where I was born and raised. Also, because the Okanagan Valley is a semi-arid environment, I feel strongly that the protection of our water systems needs to be an imperative. Not only are the large lakes (Okanagan, Wood, and Kalamalka) vulnerable, but also are the out of the way water edges, ponds, and streams. I know that protection and preservation of our waters is not only a concern for the Okanagan but is a universal subject that people are becoming more aware of. Water has deep spiritual meaning for me in that it makes up the basis of all life and connects all life on earth through its life-giving powers.
|Geranium Pot||Japanese Lanterns||Quail - "The Look Out"||Time to Stand and Stare|
|Duck Lake Skating||Magpies two||The Lookout||Balsam Root|
|Shasta Daisies two||Red||Environmental Scream||Environmental Scream|
|Peace Poppies||Koi Pond -2||Lodge Road Cows -1||Skating on Duck Lake|
|Fall Maples||Down to the Water||Bathed in Light: Arrowleaf Balsam Root Flowers|