Growing 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 as a child. Along the North-West corner of Burnaby Lake, near Sperling Avenue, south of the railway tracks, there is an area where wild pink roses grew 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 and attractive at the same time. It was so different from other locations around this lake and other parks. This formed a strong memory in my mind that never left me. I always saw this location along Burnaby Lake as a piece of heaven on earth and whenever I drive by this park, it is this the memory that first surfaces.
Painting Specifications: Medium: Acrylic paint & black ink Size: 8w x 11h-inches Surface: Watercolour Paper Completed: May 2020