This scene was painted on location, the following day of a major west coast wind storm. The sky was moody and the wind the day before had pushed hundreds of logs onto the beach.
Painted on location, under the raised hatchback door of my vehicle. It was a typical west coast fall day that came with a drizzle of rain and some mist. No one was too wet at the end of that day.
I am very fortunate to look out to my backyard and see this majestic mountain when the sky is clear. I have notice the colours change as we proceed through all our seasons. I am looking forward to painting this scene again in a different season.
This painting was done on location one spring. Myself and two other painting buddies rented an old farm house for a few days in this region to paint the fields of tulips, before they were cut and shipped to numerous markets. The assortment of colours in these fields were amazing, as were the sheer number of tulips!
Living in the Northwest Pacific along the water, I am blessed to have Arbutus trees in the area. These are unique red trunk trees and they only live within 8 km of the ocean and like the milder weather here on the island. It is fun to paint these trees with their vivid red.
An oil sketch painted on the grounds of Strathcona Park Lodge, on Vancouver Island. This special place includes an amazing Outdoor Education Centre, which also involves Search and Rescue training. This painting shows one of the many paths to upper Campbell Lake with the mountains in the back. That day, BC was still lingering with the forest fires smoke drifting up from the south.
One of my favourite backyard hikes is the Gowland Provincal Park trails. This is a painting of Squally Reach Viewpoint, a resting spot for me Mohave a thermos cup of coffee and snack while admiring the incredible view.
This painting was painted on location at Miracle Beach, BC. It was an interesting day weather wise, as the fog rolled in and rolled out, constant change. Another great day to be painting on location, grateful.
This painting was inspired by an image I took while traveling through the Mediterranean. As I hiked around this island I enjoyed the many temperatures of the colours that were on the old ancient walls. I always say to myself, if only that wall could tell me its story!
Living by the sea, I am fortunate most mornings to start my day not only with a cup of steaming coffee, also with a fabulous sunrise. From our home, my upper studio balcony makes it easy to paint these sunrises in the moment.
The universe works in mysterious ways. I am fortunate to live by the sea and most MondaysI am treated to an awesome colourful sunrise.
Mediterranean Heat was painted from a sketch I had done on my travels to the southern part of Europe. I was impressed when I looked out a window of my B&B to see all these red rooftops. This painting was juried into the Sidney Fine Arts Show and also won 1st place with the Federation of Canadian Artist’s Juried Show Victoria Chapter.
“Painting gives me a feeling of great freedom and a reason to explore or go see what is around the next corner” – Deborah Czernecky
Deborah Czernecky is an established Canadian Artist who comes from a family with an array of artistic abilities. Growing up in the interior of British Columbia she developed a life-long passion for paint and nature, particularly in its spirituality, and having traveled widely from ‘coast to coast to coast’, Deborah likes to refer to Canada as her ‘big backyard’. In pursuit of her love of painting, Deborah has extended her travels across the globe, inspired by the variety of scenery that heightens the sense of colour, formation, and pattern within her works.
Deborah is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA). While primarily an “en plein air” painter, she has produced a diverse body of work ranging from the raw power of the majestic Canadian Rockies to the serenity of an early “Morning Row” in the mist on the lake (selected by Ducks Unlimited for its 2018 Art Portfolio). From the ghostly aura of medieval Templar temples to the enthusiastic joy of colourful bicycles in Costa Rica. Whether it’s painting on location or in the studio, Deborah combines her dynamic palette with elements of abstraction and traditional realism to convey the essence of the subject matter.
Being immersed constantly in the beauty of the outdoors, Deborah has the opportunity to share her experiences through her artwork. Inspired by each element nature brings, from rattlesnake encounters to the forces of nature, Deborah believes there is a greater meaning to what we see in front of us. To her, a tree is not just a tree but it’s a symbol of life and growth, and although nature is key to her inspiration, so is the community she is surrounded by. She enjoys being able to create relationships with the public through questions they ask about her art, her passion, and her story.
When Deborah is not painting, she continues her love for teaching, having taught classes part time. Her philosophy for teaching drawing or painting is “No Stress” as she wants her students to enjoy the moment while learning the foundations of these mediums.