MOON OVER GALIANO
Our home is on a hillside on the eastern shore of Thetis island. We have an incredible view of Trincomali Channel and Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island.
When the full moon rises above the ridge it seems extremely large and bright!
We in the western world see a "man in the moon". When we were students in China, the locals saw a "rabbit in the moon" stirring a cauldron.
I see "creatures of the Salish Sea" reflected in the moon's surface.
- KJELL VALESTRAND
"Colour for me is very important in creating my images. I live on a hillside on beautiful Thetis Island. My house overlooks the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands. The sea's currents and whirlpools glitter with reflective sunshine. on windy days the sea is decorated with frothy white caps... I view a big blue sky and interesting cloud formations. There is always a variety of birds flying above. On clear nights the sky displays awesome moon shows and brilliant constellations. Thetis Island is a very inspirational place to paint."