30″ × 64″, oil on linen (2017) Thomsen River, Aulavik National Park, Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
The most northerly navigable canoe route in North America is not a technically difficult river to paddle, but it has its challenges. The first is getting there. The second is the north wind, which at times whips the easy-flowing river into a frenzy, forcing one to pitch camp. It was on one of these layovers that I hiked up to find this view, bringing a true sense of scale to our journey.