Having grown up in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, just two blocks north of Burnaby Lake Park, it was only natural that I would be drawn to this park. Along the North-West corner of Burnaby Lake, near Sperling Avenue, south of the railway tracks, there is an area where wild pink roses grow in great abundance. I remember during the early summer months, the air here would be thick with the scent of roses. Sometimes, this aroma was overwhelming and yet amazingly beautiful at the same time, and so different from other locations around this lake. This formed a strong childhood memory with me that never left. I always saw this location along Burnaby Lake as a piece of heaven on earth and whenever driving by, this is the memory that enters my thoughts.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 8w x 11h-inches Surface: Watercolour Paper Completed: May 2020