As you can see, believe it or not, the places I paint actually exist here in Canada; perhaps not exactly the same. Here is an actual photograph of a chalet in St. Felix d'Otis, Quebec. As you can see, the chalet does not look exactly the same. But really if I have to paint something exactly the same then I might as well just take a photograph and hang a photograph on my wall, and not waste anytime on painting.
The nice thing about painting is that I get to put my own touch to the work I create. I am in control of what I create and I love having that control. “Le Chalet in Saguenay” depicts the relaxing Canadian vacation destinations with chalets surrounded by nature. Nothing like this exists anywhere else in the world. Not in Europe, not anywhere. The essence of Canadian wilderness is hard to describe, it has to be experienced. The “Ahh” moment that is accompanied when one arrives at their cottage and goes fishing in space where nothing but nature can be heard is wonderful.
"The Vegetable Garden" painting depicts a vegetable store located near Limington, Ontario. Some summers my family used to go apple picking, and shopping for vegetables in the Essex County region in Ontario. This is a mental picture of what I remember.
"A Cottage in BC" depicts a relaxing Canadian Cottage - a mental picture of what I had seen in BC while I went kayaking with a friend. In Canada the wooden jetty is a common attachment to every cottage located on the water. This is where I enjoyed the sound of nature and the silence away from the city of Vancouver, where I lived at that time.
This is a photograph of a beautiful cottage located in the Saguenay area in Quebec. This will appear on my future painting.