Places inspire Paintings. I am just working on a painting of Adams River Gorge…..The Adams River is a famous local river. It is famous as the birthplace of a huge number of Sockeye Salmon. Every 4 years there is a huge return of spawning salmon that flood back home and up the river to lay their eggs. Every year we go to see the salmon. On the low years sometimes there is just a few and we walk the trails by ourselves. On the big return year the trails are packed with people from all over the world looking at this natural wonder.
But this is a favourite river of mine all year around….we go to visit it in the spring, to see the wild runoff in the gorge and in the summer to hike the forested trails and in the fall to check on the fish and in the winter to hear the cold murmur of the water running down over the rocks to the lake.
I have painted many paintings of my experiences at Adams River. There has been paintings of rocks, leaves and water, fishing rods laying on the rocks, gulls soaring over head, eagles and fish and now just working on a painting of the water rushing through the gorge