Beauty Before Nightfall
The series Beauty Before Nightfall is inspired by the most awe-inspiring time of day: sunset. When we take the moment to stop and appreciate the beautiful glow of a sunset, we are taking a moment to pause time and rejoice in the miraculous world we live in. There is nothing more beautiful in nature than our brightest star saying goodnight.
Chase the Sunset
This sunset was one of the most beautiful spectacles I'd ever seen. It's the same sunset from Frozen Darlings Lake. I immediately rushed out of my house and drove and drove until I found a safe place to pull over and take some photos. See reference photo here.
Roses are one of my favourite flowers. Their delicate beauty naturally fits perfectly with the beautiful soft light of a sunset. Inspired by the romance of Valentine's Day.
There are so many hiddens gems in New Brunswick to explore. Driving by this lake after chasing waterfalls was perfect timing. The sunset looked like an elegant scene from a far away land.
This painting is inspired by a time in my life where lack of inspiration was starting to take a predominate seat in my life. Realizing that getting up and pushing through and creating anyways has broken that block and reminded me not to worry. Full story on my blog here.
This piece of work was inspired by an old Asian folklore story about a rabbit that lives on the moon. If you look closely, you can see an upside down rabbit making mochi with the elixir of Life.
Night at the Cove
The beach down the road of my husband's childhood home. Many days and evenings spent there watching the sun kiss the horizon.
Frozen Darlings Lake
This painting is one of the many gorgeous views I see on an almost daily basis. I am lucky enough to be minutes from brooks, lakes, rivers and the atlantic ocean.
In the Atlantic provinces, we go through some pretty frigid weather in the winter months. Most of the time it is good excuse to stay inside with a cozy blanket, good food, and a Netflix show. The snow may not be my favourite, but the sunsets this time of year are pretty nonetheless.
Being an earth sign, I feel very connected to everything the earth has to offer. I am often inspired by the trees, fresh air, smell of earth, and wildlife. This loosely painted landscape is inspired by the smell of the trees on a forest walk.
The largest piece I've ever done. Inspired by a drive home through the beautiful nature bordered highways of New Brunswick, the song Bobcaygeon, and a sky that would stop you in your tracks.
Into the Driveway
A family of bluejays that have taken a liking to my backayard the past year or two were caught in a heavy wind gust. The beauty in their wings above the trees inspired me to turn that moment into a painting at sunset. The pink and fuchsia colours against the baby blue sky contrasts beautifully, and would make a great addition to a cozy home.
Highly detailed raindrops and a clearing beautiful sunset in the background. Story behind the meaning of the title on my blog right here.
New River Beach
This painting is not as warm as it looks. In desperate need of seeing something new and gaining inspiration, my family and I ventured out to one of the local beaches. It was a pretty cold adventure, but if I pretended hard enough, I could almost feel the hot sun on my face, bringing out the freckles on my nose. Blog story here.
This is the heavily wooded area behind my house. Nature is in abundance here and I feel so lucky to surrounded by such beauty everyday.
My rough collie, Sawyer. He loves the snow and playing with the kids.
Sunrise on the Bay
The Bay of Fundy is one of my family's favourite day trip destinations. Every summer we try to make it out there at least once to enjoy the views and delicious atlantic seafood.