Tofino Dreams

Tofino Dreams
Original Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
12″ x 24″

$375

We often spend Mothers Day in Tofino, walking the beach is so uplifting and revitalizing.  We all play like young children!  Great to feel free!

Broken Islands 1

 

Brokenislands-1 Broken Islands, BC
24″x 36″
Oil on Canvas, Gallery Wrap

$950

One of my favourite things to do, when travelling is to go out on the water.  I love seeing the land from that vantage point.  In this instance the boulders seemed to rush out to meet the sea.  The scale of the rocks was monumental as well.  To put it in perspective the trees are 30 feet tall.  I hope you enjoy this painting and the geological story it tells.

Morning Light Alders – Cape Roger Curtis Sea Walk

Morning Light Alders

Morning Light Alders
52″H x 37″W
Oil on Canvas
$1875

We often walk along the Cape Roger Curtis Sea Walk.  It is a 4 km stretch of land that has spectacular views of the open ocean.  I am often captured by the light that dances on the trees.  Alders are interesting trees, they grow very fast and have a life of 25 years.  When they are nearing the end they start to split.  One will see long vertical splits in the wood.  Water will get inside and then when a frost hits they will suddenly explode…no rhyme of reason as to where they will land.

 

Arbutus on Fairweather, Bowen Island, BC

Arbutus on Fairweather, by Marie Neys
Arbutus on Fairweather
30″x 20″
Oil on Canvas, Framed

$1475

When I began painting this Arbutus, one in a series that I am completing, I felt a rush…as if something amazing was happening, that I was not in control of.  As though the painting “flowed” and created itself.  I was going to also paint leaves on it…but have recently discovered that there is a virus attacking the arbutus and perhaps they will become extinct.  As such, I have decided to leave this piece leafless…. to express my concerns.  Arbutus are beautiful trees admired by many.

Towards Tunstall Bay, Bowen Island, British Columbia

Towards Tunstall Bay, Bowen Island, Original Oil by Marie NeysTowards Tunstall Bay, Bowen Island, BC
30″H x 20″W
Original Oil on Canvas, Framed
$950 SOLD

Fine Art Giclee Prints available on request.

When I am on Bowen Island, I often study this group of trees, they hug the coast line and capture the sunset light so very magically.  I have often heard the expression the Magic Hour, expressed by artists.  It is when the sun sets or rises…and the light shifts from flat and dull to filled with warm, rich yellows, oranges and even reds…. I could paint this tree 100 time and each time the light would be different… Enjoy!

This painting is being featured at ArtsPacific Gallery.

Adams Road, Bowen Island, BC

Adams Road, Bowen Island, BC Original Oil by Marie NeysAdams Road, Bowen Island, BC, Canada
16″H x 12″W
Original Oil on Canvas, Framed
$250 SOLD

Fine Art Giclee Prints Available on Request
Bowen is a great place, when one lives on the prairies as long as I have, it seems unusual to have only a few select roads with towering, amazing trees.  On a West Coast Island… people need to plan roads around the mountains, and the moist weather makes everything thrive! The trees capture my creativity and I enjoy expressing it!

 

 

Up Collingwood Lane, Bowen Island, BC

Up Colliningwood Lane, Bowen Island, Original Oil by Marie NeysUp Collingwood Lane, Bowen Island, BC
12″Hx16″W
Original Oil On Canvas, Framed
$250

This is a scenic area of Bowen, full of rich history and wonderful trails.  The beauty of this area includes rainforest, ocean and massive rock walls.  I felt the need to capture the play of light across the road… Alla Prima style.

Ancient Cedar, Bowen Island

Ancient Cedar, Framed Oil on Canvas by Marie NeysAncient Cedar
19Hx14W inches
Framed Original Oil on Canvas
$350

I paint Alla Prima- in one sitting. The painting seems to flow from me onto the canvas. After creating this piece I felt very elated.  My goal was to capture the immensity of this majestic tree.

Long Beach

Long Beach

Long Beach,
22×28 –
Original Oil on Canvas
$SOLD

Fine Art Giclee Prints on Canvas
28×36 – $500
Different sizes can be ordered on a Gallery Wrap Canvas or a Thin stretcher bar to accomodate framing.

Our family has always been fascinated with the rugged coast of Western Canada. We have visited Tofino, Vancouver Island, many times, usually in the summer when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. This painting is a result of a winter trip to Tofino…where the winter storms bring in 10 foot waves…I was inspired to paint and the original sold immediately!

 

Paintings can be shipped anywhere in the world. Please feel free to contact marie@marieneys.com