Loon & Chicks, Murtle Lake In Wells Gray (Maple Leith No. 3)

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The common Loon, an iconic Canadian symbol. Found throughout the country, it can be seen on our $1 coin, and has a distinct, peaceful call that can be oft heard across any of our thousands of lakes. This work of animal art shows the beauty and peacefulness of the Canadian wild, making it desirable wall art. Calm and orderly, this mixed media painting presents the same air of quiet and peacefulness the bird itself echos. Own original art that evokes and celebrates the natural heritage of this wide, natural land. Art for sale of a Loon mother and chicks swimming on Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.

According to Spirits Of The West Coast Art Gallery, the "Loon is a solitary bird of the wilderness, that symbolizes tranquility, serenity and the reawakening of old hopes, wishes and dreams. The Loon relies on water and water is a symbol for dreams and multiple levels of consciousness, therefore Loons teach us to pay attention to our dreams, wishes and hopes." They continue, that a First Nations "Legend says that to see a Loon is a symbol of a dream come true or an answered wish."

Murtle Lake is the largest paddle-only lake in North America. The lake is long and serene with camping sites a two hour canoe ride from launch point. These Loons were in the middle of the lake not far off my port side, and looked cute in the reflections on the water.

Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada has "lush alpine meadows, excellent birding and wildlife viewing". The park offers "hiking, viewing of spectacular waterfalls, volcanic features, a natural rock bridge, quality trout, chinook and char fishing, camping, river rafting, kayaking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding and photography." (BC Parks)

My signature appears on the front of the work and my Certificate of Authenticity is included.

Loon & Chicks, Murtle Lake In Wells Gray (Maple Leith No. 3)
  • Acrylic, mixed media on masonite
  • 48” x 48” x 13" 
  • 2017
  • Unique, one of a kind art
  • Wire pre-installed in the back for easy hanging
  • Image property of Leith
I guarantee your satisfaction. Please see the Shipping, Repairs & Returns page to read my policies. There is no warranty on a painting. Please note that this is a mixed media piece, and it is easily damaged. The paint is acrylic and coated in varnish, which is very durable. The leaf itself can crack if it suffers impact. If you damage your work in the future, repairs are more than likely possible, though the cost and logistics are to be born by the customer and are determined on a case by case basis.