Canadian Arctic Tag

14" × 30", oil on linen (2013) Walker Arm, North of Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project We had pressed on for another two and a half hours by boat, deep into Walker Arm. There, in the heart of...

12" × 16", oil on linen (2016) Frobisher Bay, Apex, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project In 1576, while searching for the Northwest Passage, Sir Martin Frobisher became the first European to explore the long, tapering bay that bears his name....

16" × 37", oil on linen (2012) Fort Conger, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project Site of the most tragic American Arctic expedition in history, Adolphus Greely and his 24 men landed here in 1881. When...

16" × 36", oil on linen (2011) Near Qikiqtarjuaq, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project This iceberg off the coast of Baffin Island captivated me as I painted it from the bow of Billy’s 24-foot freighter canoe. With waves...

7.5" × 12", oil on linen (2010) Firth River, Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project The Twin Otter touched down on the dirt strip along the Firth River, where I was greeted by a weathered hand-painted sign that...

16" × 30", oil on linen (2011) Off the Dempster Highway, Yukon, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project Alternating between spongy moss and ankle-twisting rocks, my family and I hiked the colourful Arctic tundra, leaving behind the safety of our rv on...

8.5" × 16", oil on linen (2010) Thor Peak, Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project The Inuit, who have been travelling the Akshayuk Pass for generations, call this place Qaiqsualuk, meaning “enormous bedrock.” The...

11" × 27”, oil on linen (2012) Akshayuk Pass, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project Hiking along the mountain-lined Weasel River Valley in Auyuittuq National Park, one has a palpable sense of smallness. It’s a welcome...

20" × 60", oil on linen (2020) Tanquary Fiord, Quttinirpaaq National Park, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project Gracing the land briefly each summer, the flora carpeting each side of the creek was a sight to behold. In this...

19" × 26", oil on linen (2016) Admiralty Inlet, Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada From the INTO THE ARCTIC Project I was losing track of time. Five and a half weeks into my expedition, I had experienced the sun setting at all times during...