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Creatures of the Sun

"Creatures of the Sun" Print

"Creatures of the Sun" Print

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This maker recreate beautiful scenes around Vancouver Island BC using paint and digital art.

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"One of the most iconic suft locations on the peninsula, North Chesterman's Beach is the first stop of Tofitians when the fall swells arrive. During the swell season sand reforms and creates banks along the sea bed. These bars create peaks and break up the incoming sets causing the powerful waves to peel and parrel left and right. On the right day, you'll see surfers tucking into some glassy gems, with a nice light offshore feathering the spray. What makes this spot a truly unique and mesmerizing dream is the long spit of land that reaches out to Frank Island. At low tide in the summer, friends and I walk out and fish along the rocky shores. The once treacherous seas dissolve into tranquil pools, and we dive for crabs and spear lingcod and rockfish. An abandoned eagle nest rests overhead, grey whales weave through the islands and sea lions assert their dominance in the lineup. I don't usually use other people's photos for inspiration but this painting was an exception. I had the pleasure of meeting Marcus Paladino when I first started sticking around Tofino 5 years ago. Since the days of being a grom and living in staff accommodation at Cox bay, he's grown into one of Tofino's most recognized surf photographers. I love the way he sees the world and documents this unique culture through his films (Kooks) and photography published in numerous West Coast outdoors magazines. I wanted this canvas to be a tribute to all the work he's done, in and out of the water, through sunsets and storms, since he's been a part of this community. During the painting process, I listened to the "Morning of the Earth" soundtrack on repeat for days to keep the stoke going and had to drive to Chesterman's once and surf it to get a better perspective. If you look really closely you can see the creator's hand reaching around and embracing the wave riders as they head home."

Reproduced from an original acrylic painting of a photograph by Marcus Paladino © Giclee Printed on fine art paper, Tofino BC




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About the Maker

Creatures of the Sun

Andrew Talbot (Tali) grew up exploring and painting the far corners of the island from an early age. Inspired by years of surf trips, hikes and kayaking along the West Coast, his canvases offer a glimpse into the sacred places that connect us with nature and our inner beings. Each painting starts with an image and a vision and ends telling a story and capturing a feeling. A product of the thriving environment and culture that is Vancouver Island. Tali is based near Ucluelet, B.C. for the warmer months, where he lives off-grid in his converted short bus Bodhi. He spends his Winters splitboarding in the Kootenays and traveling to warmer waters.

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