Midsummer Forest

Midsummer Forest (Korsfjord Forest)  48" x 60"  oil on canvas

Midsummer Forest (Korsfjord Forest)  48" x 60"  oil on canvas

There is something about the northern light that makes the landscape really come alive. 

Last summer I spent a few weeks in my ancestral home of Norway. It was June and the weather was beautiful... The midnight sun reflecting mesmerizing colours across the ocean... 

It was nourishment for my soul.

Everyday I walked by the ocean or explored the forest trails that my ancestors walked on long ago... The Norwegian woods are truly magical, with their gnarly, moss-covered trees, little hide-aways for trolls and other forest creatures... and home for multitudes of singing birds! So I had to capture this feeling and vision in a painting...

This painting is called Midsummer Forest (otherwise known to me as Korsfjord Forest) and it is abundant with life and the rich, vivid colours of the northern summer light. 

Midsummer Forest will be on display at this year's North Shore Art Crawl at 195 Studios in North Vancouver on March 7th and 8th.