When I visited Lake Louise for the first time, I opened up the curtain in my hotel room and when I saw the view I literally lost my breath. You can see things in photographs but nothing beats seeing something in person.
When I was painting this piece for an audience, there was a family there and the man said to me, “So on the other side of that glacier, there is a hiker’s hut called “Abbot’s hut” and I went there!” He was so excited to see a painting of the place he had been so so many times. He stood in front of the painting the way I stood in front of my window in my hotel room. When I walked outside, it was so beautiful and surreal. We hiked the surrounding trails. The air was so crisp and quiet. I would like to see Abbot’s hut one day.
Acrylics on canvas
Painting and all art images © Giselle Denis Fine Artist