Author: Andrew Seal

 
Vimy Ridge Day 2019, commemorating the 3,598 killed and 7,004 wounded members of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Northern France from April 9th to 12th, 1917, with photos from our moving visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy in 2012. 🇨🇦

that moment when

you have to pause and simply marvel at the magic before you
 
Last night I was reading on the sofa and looked up to see these silouettes on my windowsill appear against the sky of a glorious sunset. A magical moment that needed to be savoured and recorded until the setting sun was gone and the magic was over.

in the key of ❤️ third movement

One piano, two cousins, four little hands.

The joy of our two beautiful granddaughters playing together last weekend.

A reminder of the the first two movements in the key of ❤️

           

❤️❤️❤️

leadership for the world

Compassion, strength, comfort, and humility:

true leadership for the leaders of the world to learn from.

steps of hope


 
On leaving the evening service at the mosque on West 8th Avenue in Vancouver last Friday, a service that I attended with many hundreds from the community including the Minister of Defense, the Mayor, and the High Commissioners of New Zealand and the United States, on the steps leading to the entrance had been left many bouquets, a New Zealand flag 🇳🇿 and lit candles, all of which gave us a moment of hope and light as we left on an evening that was dark with so much sorrow and despair.

This painting is my way of expressing my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to all those families and friends who have lost loved ones last week both in Christchurch and from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302. May they all rest in peace.

somewhere under the rainbow


 

somewhere under the rainbow 

The request:

“…unicorns and ballerinas and elephants and rainbows and fairy tales etc of course in pinks and purples and glittery colours…”

The journey:


 
    
 

acrylic on canvas 48″ x 36″ 2019