August 1 – September 7

This is a dream come true for me!

An exhibition of all 32 of my forest paintings from both volumes, SYLVAN REFLECTIONS books, with an Opening Reception August 1, 5:30.

(The full-sized original paintings aren’t available for purchase, but high-quality giclee prints can be ordered, and I do have lovely little miniature original oil paintings, ‘Forest Impressions’,  that are for sale.)


Special Launch Event of my new Book & Film:
Thursday, August 8, 6:30-8:30

Please come! I have so much to share!

I’ll be launching Volume II, SYLVAN REFLECTIONS: Wanderings, Paintings & Ponderings From the Forest and premiering its companion film On BEAUTY As We Come to It in the FOREST. (click the link to watch the film trailer)


6:30 doors open

  • Come early to hear the sweet soulful sounds of Freya — Noel Fudge on guitar & Martine Denbok on violin. Noel composed the oh-so-beautiful soundtrack to the film.
  • Sample goodies wild-crafted with forest ingredients, and “Breathe The Forest” tea.
  • Take in the exhibition of all 32 of my forest paintings
  • I’ll speak briefly about the creation of the new book and film
  • Filmmaker Isaac Carter — who took my script and made it into this stunningly beautiful film — will say a few words about its creation; as will Noel about the film’s music.
  • Then we’ll show the film! A 1/2 hour long, this is a deep meditative dive into the forests of the Slocan Valley, exploring the beauty, the wonder, and the wisdom to be found there in the wild woods. As I say in the film: “Let’s revel in the Beauty of Nature, and ponder the Nature of Beauty …as we come to it in the forest.”
  • After the film I will read a couple of passages from the new book, and answer any questions you may have.
  • I’ll then be happy to linger and mingle and sign books — as we again are graced with the soft sounds of live background music by Freya.
(Click on the picture to watch the trailer)



Columbia Basin Culture Tour:
Saturday & Sunday, August 10-11, 10:00-5:00


I will be in attendance at Kootenay Gallery throughout the weekend of the Culture Tour this year, surrounded by the exhibition of my paintings — with books, cards, prints and miniature original oil paintings for sale.

Needless to say I am over-the-top excited about all this and
can’t wait to share it all with you!


Kootenay Gallery

Located across the highway from the airport, next to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre.
120 Heritage Way, Castlegar BC
(250) 365-3337