One of my favourite spots to visit in Montreal is Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse. It has excellent cross-country skiing trails and a large network of hiking trails amongst rare hardwood forests of Black Maple. Make the time and go see it.

I enjoyed the process of painting this landscape very much.  I am fairly certain you can find this spot just off of the Boucle des Champs-Pitfield trail in Parc-nature du Bois-de-Liesse. Each tree has its own fingerprint or “character” held within its bark patterns, curves, and branches. Similar to the people I have met and the places I have visited while living in Montreal, I have my favourite trees.

This will be the last painting I complete here in Montreal this year, as I will be moving to Boston. I like to think of this painting as a “Thank you” to this fantastic city which I had the pleasure to live in for the last 5 years and I am pleased to say this piece is now on its way to its new home in Winnipeg, MB where some fine people can enjoy this small slice of what Montreal has to offer.

Thank you Montreal.


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