San Josef Bay and Cape Scott, Summer 2017

Brent Lynch – San Josef Bay, Cape Scott, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. My son, Kyle  ( film and photographer ) and I spent four days hiking, painting and shooting in this exotic corner of the world! The trip was not without it’s drama. The night before we arrived there was torrential rainfall washing out the only road into Cape Scott. We elected to forge through anyways. Thank God the weather cleared in this famously wet but very beautiful northernly tip of Vancouver Island. WeRead more

Portrait of hereditary chief Al West, Alert Bay

I’ve had the pleasure to paint Al West’s portrait years before. He isn’t getting any younger, now 83 years old.  Al can’t hear well but he still tells a mean story and is a Namgis treasure. I met him years ago through friend Terry Shepherd who’s sister in law is Al’s niece, Lorelei Lauten. Terry mentioned Alert Bay in glowing terms once too often and so I finally made the trip. Alert Bay has been a favourite place to visit ever since. ThisRead more