You don't have any items marked as a favorite!

Click on the heart icon when moving your mouse over an item to add it to your favorites.

You don't have any items added to your cart!

Back to Top


Ian Carter Vancouver, BC

Not For Sale

Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

I was mentor to a young student who was born in Russia, now a Canadian. She is saddened by the Russia/Ukraine conflict, as I am sure we all are.
I had painted a chamomile flower (Russia) and a sunflower (Ukraine) flanking a lily (peace). The flowers were separated. We talked about how to engage the emblems such that peace could dominate.
This inspired me to create this watercolour. I had completed an acrylic painting earlier, which started as a three-tier composition at the base of which was hell and damnation, with Charon steering people across the river Styx, to the higher level of enlightenment and peace and tranquility. I believe there is much more to this painting than I imagined. I am considering a background to illustrate a peaceful landscape, or perhaps an enchanted landscape, similar to the background to “Conflict to Hope”. The base of the painting describes the atrocities of war which I now believe has to be more defined and distinct.
The flag of Ukraine has a bright blue top, representing the sky, and a yellow base, representing Sunflowers, which is why I chose those colours as background.

Technique:Watercolour on Winsor & Newton 140lbs Paper
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:18in x 14in
Unframed Size:16in x 12in
Weight:7.7lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Ian Carter

Vancouver, British Columbia

More From Ian Carter