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Browning Pass
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Price: $600.00
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Browning Pass

"Standing on the water's edge...I was painting 'plein air' (painting outside on site) where two eagles were fishing as the tide was came in.

After I painted this scene, I recalled a piece of Meares Island history. In the 1980s the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation declared its claim to Meares Island. The island was titled a Tribal Park and called their people's garden. This declaration took place right behind that little mount you see on the right of the painting, called 'Windy Bay'. The declaration brought the conflict between residents and logging company into the courts and stopped all logging activities...this matter remains tied up in court to this day.

The inspiration for this painting goes beyond the politics of that time...it lies in a misty foggy day...as the sun warms the waters. The fog lifts in streaks, and as the day progresses, the upcoming westerly wind lifts and moves the mist at an angle. The reward is seeing those two eagles...timeless in their pursuit of sustenance...careless of mankind."
- Ursula Banke

Product code: 104-9d
Medium: Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Length: 24"
Height: 12"

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Banke, Ursula

Banke, Ursula

Immersed in the wild and natural beauty around her, Ursula is deeply inspired by and dedicated to a life-long romance with the west coast of Vancouver Island and, as a self-taught painter, she is challenged to communicate this love of ‘seein...

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