North Saanich, Canada
On The Road Again
Mixed Media - Photography
Winter driving in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, can be a beautiful experience on a bright sunny day, but quite the opposite on a day when the weather turns very nasty, with snow,sleet, freezing rain and gusts of wind all mixed into the adventure. This shot, taken near Whistler, shows the gleaming sheen of wet,slippery road surface, with cars moving very slowly and carefully with headlights on. The trees are burdened with wet snow, the branches often bent to the breaking point. Taken Feb. 2006, the road has been considerably improved because of the need for better access to the Whistler Ski resorts for the winter Olympic Games, though winter driving in these conditions can still be quite hazardous.Despite having to take great care, there is a certain excitement and thrill to invade the mountains under these conditions.
A little about me:
My name is Janet but I go by Jann, and I am originally from Ontario, Canada and have lived on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, since 1985.
I love the seacoast and mountains, so many of my photos are from British Columbia, Alberta, Vancouver Island, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island. My main photo themes are sea, coastal,villages, people, portraits, mountains, trees, lakes, waterfalls, flowers, nature,wildlife, birds, animals, landscapes, sunsets, and the great National Parks of Canada such as Jasper,Banff, Waterton, Cape Breton Highlands, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay,Mt. Robson, Strathcona and others.
In the art world, I was initially trained as a Commercial Artist and Illustrator and eventually explored many other methods of art/style as well as other mediums. I work in pencil, ink, acrylics, watercolor and oil pastels. I have also enjoyed mosaic design and application, floor murals, wall murals, collapsible screens, floor cloths, graphic design. Explored sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, hand painted furniture, refinishing old frames with gold leaf or faux finishes, interior design and interior decorating.
With the advent of digital cameras I came to really enjoy photography both as an artistic expression as well as a foundation for capturing interesting and exciting compositions to be painted later.
My recent creative endeavour was graduating from a certified Cosmetology Program (hairstylist and esthetics) in March 2009.
I would like to build up an email list so I can let you know when I have posted new work. If you would like to participate, my email is email@example.com
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All images (photos and painting) are my own personal works and not in the public domain. Please respect my copyright as I respect yours. Thank You.
May 22nd, 2013
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