New Boreal painting

This is the first painting I did for submission to the Exhibition.

In August this year I was invited to join a select group of artists on a wilderness canoe trip to Woodland Provincial Park in Ontario. The goal of this 14th in an ongoing series of wilderness art and natural history expeditions, was to paint and photograph the pristine wilderness that forms the heart of the Boreal Forest.

The importance of the Boreal Forest cannot be understated. This is the largest, intact forest remaining in the world. It is an ecosystem of lakes and trees and moderates our climate. It’s a source of oxygen; it purifies our water, and is home to many First Nations communities and to thousands of species of birds, animals, plants and insects.

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