Pacific Spirit Park

may the fourth be with you


 

Remembering the actor Peter Mayhew who died on April 30th 2019 and who played Chewbacca from the first film A New Hope in 1997 to The Force Awakens in 2015
 

     

    

     

 

May the fourth be with you.

National Physicians Day


 
Four special moments from the Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver today on our National Physicians Day here in Canada, a day for me to say thank you to all of my amazing colleagues who have worked so hard this past difficult year together with all of our frontline heroes. I am in awe of them all.
 
   
 

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Canada Remembers


 
The sun broke through on our walk this morning in the Pacific Spirit Park illuminating these beautiful young maple leaves as we remember Sub.Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough and her five co-Canadian Armed Forces crew members, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Captain Kevin Hagen and Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, all lost when their helicopter came down in the Ionian sea a year ago today.
 

 
Only eleven days previously Sub.Lt. Cowborough had been playing Amazing Graze on the deck of their ship HMCS Fredericton to honor all those murdered in the mass shooting in her home Province of Nova Scotia.
 

 

In Remembrance  🇨🇦  Nova Scotia Strong

Earth Day 2021


 
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with these beautiful young ferns and lily of the valley leaves from the Pacific Spirit Park yesterday that remind us every day how precious and magnificent our world is.
 

 
Thank you also to all the children who honored the earth today with their beautiful painted rocks which we enjoyed on the Salish Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park this morning.
 

 
Thank you also to Greta Thunberg @gretathunberg who represented them and all of us speaking so eloquently and passionately to the US Congress today. And thank you to Amanda Gorman who has inspired us once again with her moving and beautiful poem Earthrise. The Earth could not have better champions who give us all such hope.

 

Oh Canada


 
Oh Canada, they’re back; these beautiful young maple leaves illuminated by the morning sunshine in the Pacific Spirit Park yesterday. I hope they will lift your spirits as much as they did ours

spirit park easter spirit


 
A moving anonymous installation for Easter Sunday in the Pacific Spirit Park Vancouver, today as always an uplifting place of sanctuary and peace.
 

Good Friday


 

 
A good Friday afternoon on Good Friday in the studio. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Easter weekend as our thoughts are once again of those in Washington on yet another sad day in the American capital.

Lynn Valley Strong


 
Moments of peace, tranquillity and joy from the Pacific Spirit Park last week to ease our troubled souls. Every day brings news of unimaginable horror, from young children and protesters murdered by troops in Myanmar, school children bombed in their schools in Syria, boys as young as nine beheaded in Mozambique, mass murder in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado; and now here at home terror in a library in North Vancouver with one person killed and six injured.
 
      
 
     
 
Today our thoughts are with the families of all those affected and with the community of Lynn Valley, especially the children who witnessed it all on what should have been a happy Saturday afternoon in their local library, and wishing those who have been injured a full recovery. 🇨🇦

grief seeking comfort


 
More words of wisdom and comfort from the Nature Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park today that seem to speak to these dark days.
 

 

With thanks once again to Metro Vancouver BC for their inspiring and uplifting project:
 

 

“If trees could speak.”

spirit found spirits lost


 
Today’s painting from the studio this afternoon is from the Nature Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park, which we enjoyed on our walk this morning. After I left the studio I learned that while I was painting another mass shooting was taking place in Boulder Colorado, which is why I am dedicating my painting of this special place to those who lost their lives in another senseless crime that has left more loved ones grieving once again who are all in our thoughts tonight.