Second Charcoal on its way to Banff

The second of two new charcoals will arrive at Canada House Gallery in Banff today. The subject of this drawing, The "Grapes Wine Bar" at the Banff Springs Hotel is many people's favourite spot for a glass of something lovely.  Originally opened as a writing room in 1926, its captivating ambience invites one to sit and read, write, or simply contemplate the beauty of the wild Rocky Mountains.  The dark interior includes Elizabethan paneling, grape and vine crown mouldings and plank floors, offering an elegant and warm vantage point from which to enjoy the superb view towards the Bow valley. It is a room I have painted and drawn many times over the years, as it has so many different moods, changes of light, strong compositional elements, and is certainly one of my favourite places.

"Window on the Bow"  |  Charcoal & Gouache   |   32 x 17" (46 x 31" framed)