Svalbard Gallery of Paintings

October 13, 2012 by

My new web gallery of paintings from Svalbard is now available for
viewing

Wrath of the Ice Bear. Oil on canvas, rose quartz, silver 11 x 14″ / 28 x 36cm

Svalbard, an arctic archipelago situated between the North Pole and the north of Norway is 60% covered in glacial ice. The ice is a magnet for me and as I had not been near any for a few years, the time had come: I desperately needed a hit. The MS Stockholm, a small ship of only 40m drawing just over 3m allowed us much freedom in our exploration of this magical area. Ice, ice and more ice but also lots of walrus who were very curious and comical, quite a number of polar bear with whom we were very privileged to see at very close range, seal, reindeer and a great variety of arctic birds. The flora at such high latitudes look as though it belongs in a fairy kingdom. A place of tangible magic, a place of great healing for the soul.

Svalbard, an arctic archipelago situated between the North Pole and the north of Norway is 60% covered in glacial ice. The ice is a magnet for me and as I had not been near any for a few years, the time had come: I desperately needed a hit. The MS Stockholm, a small ship of only 40m drawing just over 3m allowed us much freedom in our exploration of this magical area. Ice, ice and more ice but also lots of walrus who were very curious and comical, quite a number of polar bear with whom we were very privileged to see at very close range, seal, reindeer and a great variety of arctic birds. The flora at such high latitudes look as though it belongs in a fairy kingdom. A place of tangible magic, a place of great healing for the soul.

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