Across the Barrens - Grizzly Bear (24 by 36" acrylic on canvas) Original Available at The Main Gallery & Framing Studio; Lacombe, AB
In the high Arctic of Canada's north, the barren landscape is open and wild. A few hundred miles inland from the coastlines of the Arctic Ocean, Barren land Grizzly bears roam the tundra living about their nomadic lifestyles. Depicted here a large bear makes its way across the land, appearing not bothered by the weather that seems to be changing spontaneously and rapidly. I wanted this painting to have a sense of mystery about the bear, making it hard to decipher what it is the bear is doing exactly. Is it just going among its business, perhaps looking for something to eat, or is it something more that its searching for?