Living Winter I
Living Winter I and Living Winter II are responses to the winter landscapes in Campbell Valley Park and Fort Langley. The fascinating patterns and shapes in the forest and at the Fort were unexpected; that even in the deep cold of winter, the woods and fields were filled with beauty. Snow lay in meandering masses, stark white against the emerald sword ferns and the deep brown leafy debris. Oak and cedar pushed their mossy limbs up against a white sky as small birds fluttered among them. I saw pattern and rhythm everywhere and it made me think about painting the landscape in a manner as abstracted as the forms I saw there. I wanted to recreate what I saw in an even more intangible way, flattening it and focusing on contrast, shape and line.
|Technique:||Acrylic on Canvas|
|Contents:||Bird, Plant, Land, Outdoors, Vegetation, Nature, Animal|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Framed Size:||31in x 41in|
|Unframed Size:||30in x 40in|
Sheila Van Delft
Langley, British Columbia
Sheila Van Delft is a visual artist who paints landscape and wildlife with sensitivity and thoughtfulness and hopes to bring a little of the wilds into the homes of her collectors. Her images include a wide variety of subjects such as mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, and BC birds and wildlife.
"I have been an artist since I was a child and can’t imagine my life without painting. My favourite subjects to paint are landscape and wildlife so it’s amazing to be able to paint what I see around me every day."