Artist Statement

Ian McAllister, a photographer and environmental advocate on the central west coast of British Columbia, has had a profound impact on my life and work. This collection of paintings is based on photos Ian shared with me, from expeditions for Pacific Wild's current Marine Protected Areas campaign. Despite having a contagious curiosity for the natural world as a young person, I was unaware of the biodiversity that exists on Canada's west coast - my home. Returning to Vancouver after a stint at a marine research station off Australia's Queensland coast, I was reintroduced to Ian's photographic work and completely floored at the colourful, diverse underwater world that resides below this coastal temperate rainforest coast.

 

Tideline walkabout

marine conservation series

watercolour on arches aquarelle 140 LB paper

two inches x two inches // on six inch x eight inch paper

2016

sold

 

 

 

 

 

Under the Great Bear Sea

Marine Conservation Series

watercolour on Arches Aquarelle 140 lb paper

two inches x two inches // six inch x eight inch paper

2016

sold

 

 

 

 

 

Family Time

Marine Conservation Series

watercolour on Arches Aquarelle 140 lb paper

two inches x two inches // six inch x eight inch paper

2016

sold

 

 

 

 

 

At Home in the Sun

Marine Conservation Series

watercolour on Arches Aquarelle 140 lb paper

two inches x two inches // six inch x eight inch paper

2016

sold

 

 

References:

"Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest," by Ian McAllister.

"The Last Wild Wolves," by Ian Mc Allister.

"Haida Gwaii: Feasting and Foraging at the Edge of the World," by Susan Musgrave.

"Voices from the Forest and the Sea: The Wild in You," by Lorna Crozier. 

"The Great Bear Rainforest: Canada's Last Wild Coast," by Ian McAllister.

"RED: A Haida Manga," by Michael Nichol Yahgulanaas.