My work has been largely influenced by the natural landscapes of the West Coast. We are surrounded by the ocean and it rains often in Vancouver. White Rock and Crescent Beach are a 20 min drive from my home. I always leave the beach feeling a sense of gratitude, calmness, stillness, and general wellness.  I recently discovered Tofino on the Vancouver Island.  

Tofino, British Columbia is a small district on the edge of Vancouver Island.  It is known for its beaches and rain forrest. My family and I recently went there for a vacation. We spent the days going on hikes, discovering the local beaches and checking out some delicious restaurants. In the evenings, I would sip wine and paint all the images that were fresh in my mind. There was something  inspiring and refreshing about being emerged in the abundance of nature.