Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day!

What a beautiful day to celebrate Earth Day! Spring is upon us and the sun is shining!

We're celebrating in the best way we know how, with art! Artist and naturalist Mark Brennan celebrates nature all year round by venturing out into the wilderness across Canada, capturing it's beauty in his paintings and recorded soundscapes.

We've selected a few of  Mark's most recent works as well as some of his thoughts on nature to get you into the spirit of Earth Day. Enjoy!

Waiting For The Moose, Chic Choc Mountains, 11"x14", Acrylic on Board

“I see the landscape as something pure, containing age old rhythms and patterns, and with each painting I seek this ebb and flow of nature that holds us all together, to form our connection to all things wild. I want to light up the eyes of Canadians, to awaken them to this wonderful land, to bring the wilderness home.”

Summer Hunting Lake, Alder Grounds Wilderness, 11"x14", Acrylic on Board

“My work is derived from a philosophy that to truly represent something in an art form we must become totally immersed in our subject.” 

Morning Rain, Kejimkujik National Park, 11"x14", Acrylic on Board
"There are things we must do to ensure the survival of the species we share the Earth with, we all need to develop a deeper understanding of nature, to re-connect ourselves & to tread lightly as we go through life, giving consideration to other living things. We need to develop compassion & come to accept that we don't have the right to reduce the richness of the Earths eco-systems. We need life quality rather than life quantity.”

Through Shoreline Pines, 10"x12", Acrylic on Board

Find more of Mark's work online here and in person at the gallery!

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