Approaching Gibbs Fiord

13″ × 21”, oil on linen (2017) Gibbs Fiord, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project

Looking ahead, I saw the granite-lined cliffs that lead to Gibbs Fiord. I quickly reached for my painting gear and set up on the bow of the ship. The view was spectacular, but there was a problem: it kept changing. As I painted, new perspectives excited me, and by the time the cliffs were behind me, I had a composition underway. In the end, it combined a variety of the shifting perspectives that inspired me most – a reflection of the experience I had, and not just a snapshot in time.

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