The painting above is titled “Mount Stephen View”.

The painting was inspired by a very old 3 inch by 3.5 inch black and white photo I uncovered while cleaning (shoveling out) my multi-purpose work space that includes my painting area.

I have no idea of the age of the photo. Like many old photos, it has yellowed and the focus quality is poor. It has a thicker than normal backing. A caption at the bottom identifies Mount Stephen. Location is given as Field, BC and states that the photo was printed in England.

.I did some research and found that Mount Stephen is a 10,495 feet high mountain located in the “Kicking Horse River” valley of Yoho National Park, east of Field, British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is mainly composed of shales and dolomites. In 1886 the mountain was named for George Stephen the first president of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Typically the river is a rapid flowing body of water fed by snow melting at the tops of Mount Stephen and others. However, I found some images showing a slow reflective river. I used the small black and white photo along with images of Mount Stephen found via Internet searches to produce “Mount Stephen View”. I hope you can enjoy the painting as it is presented.

Are any of you familiar with Mount Stephen, Kicking Horse River, or Yoho National Park? Does the painting represent the views you may remember? Is anyone familiar with old black and white photos like I described? Were photos like the one I described souvenirs available at places like Yoho National Park?

I’d be very interested in any comments or thoughts you’d be willing to share.

Contact me via email at paintingsbyrick@gmx.com

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has selected "Celebration of Independence" shown below left for the BWI Thurgood Marshall Exhibit titled "Colors of the World". The show opened July 22, 2019 and runs until November 14, 2019. The exhibit is located at BWI airport between concords "C" and "D".

The painting below right is titled “Annapolis Snow Day”. It has been selected to appear in the What’s Up? Media 9th exhibit "Artists Favorites”.

This exhibit opened on Friday, August 23, 2019 and will continue until December 18, 2019. An Artists Reception, open to the public, will be held at 201 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 on Thursday, September 19th at 5:30 PM. Refreshments will be served, so please RSVP. RSVP is required for ALL guests. 

Go to www.whatsuptix.com to RSVP and obtain additional information. There are several events listed. The Artists Favorites Reception is toward to bottom of the list.

The paintings shown below are part of the "Wonders of Nature" exhibit being held at the Arundel Medical Center located in Annapolis, Maryland. The exhibit is located in the Center's Clatanoff Pavilion near the Healing Gardens.. The exhibit Started August 6, 2019 and runs until December 2, 2019.

The painting on the left is titled "Dispersion of Light". The painting on the right is titled "Canyon River View".

Prints of all my paintings shown here can be obtained for very reasonable prices by going to the "Shop" page.

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