Witty Arbutus

Acrylic, 2007

Witty Arbutus: This piece was inspired by the beautiful Arbutus trees that stand guard over this treasured nature sanctuary at Witty's Lagoon Provincial Park, Vancouver Island Canada. Arbutus is the only native broadleaf evergreen tree in Canada. Another common name is madrone, a Spanish word for the strawberry tree, of which arbutus is a close relative. You can find the Arbutus on rocky coastlines of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.