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Fire Blackened Firs. *Available
Oil on canvas
54x48 inches
2024
Flycatcher Maple. *Available
Oil on linen
48x36 inches
2024
Root Creature. *available
Oil on linen
20 x 18 inches
2023
Second Growth. Private collection
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches
2019
Gnarly Old Fir. Private collection
Oil on linen.
40x36 inches.
2023
Mossum Grove Maple. Private collection.
Oil on linen
24 x 22 inches.
2023
The Hanging Garden. Private collection.
Oil on canvas.
54x48 inches
2021
Morning View. Private collection
Oil on linen
12 x 10 inches
2023
Parched Cedar. Private collection
Oil on linen
20 x 16 inches
2023
Larch Trip. Private collection
Oil on linen
12x10 inches
2022
Colonnade of Firs
Oil on linen
12 x 10 inches
2023
plein air painting, gulf islands, landscape painting
oil on canvas
54x48 inches
2020
a stump that looks like a creature
Oil on linen
29" x 24"
2014
self isolating, contemporary plein air, observational painting
Oil on canvas
60 x 48 inches
2020
plein aire outdoor painting phenomenology
Oil on canvas
54" x 48"
2019
painting gordon smith
Oil on canvas
48 x 54 inches
2019

Paintings of trees made in the forest. Some of these paintings took several days or up to a week to make. These long sustained interactions with the trees and birds and other critters including humans, looking and responding over time - it feels like a conversation. When I was a child living in the woods near Squamish, BC I used to talk to trees and the lake, maybe painting is a way for the trees to talk back.