Canoe: Iconic Canadian

The Canoe Paintings
Inspired by the Canadian historian Pierre Berton’s tongue-in-cheek definition of a Canadian as “Someone who can make love in a canoe without tipping it over.” I thought I would like to paint about this amazing Canadian iconic object that without it, Canada would not be what it is today.
I started to gather stories of canoeists and through their storytelling and my interpretation, I started to paint the canoe, imagining the preparing and setting off, the journey itself and the ending while keeping in context the history of our first nation’s spiritual and utilitarian relationship with the canoe.