Arbutus on Fairweather, Bowen Island, BC

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


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.