16" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
In the autumn of 2018 I was commissioned by the RDEK to create a piece of art that would be presented to Ute Juras for her years of service as a member of their board. I was delighted that she had requested one of my paintings. Mount Sabine (locally known as 'Old Baldy') is in the background with the wetlands of the Columbia and the canal in the foreground. In days past, the canal was intended to connect bodies of water in order for boats to pass. In her role as a member of the RDEK and longtime member of council in Canal Flats, Ute Juras made connections with many people and organizations and so I thought this title of Columbia Connections to be very fitting.