D.M. Flather found this region to be full of beautiful locations.
Squamish is situated approximately halfway between the western
Canadian City of Vancouver, British Columbia and Whistler,
BC, an internationally acclaimed Ski Resort. One of his favorite
subjects was Black Tusk Mountain. In his oil painting
"Black Tusk" , as painted from the Southwest, he
successfully combines perspective, style and color to make
this one of his most sought after works.
Flather went on to paint at least 7 different renditions of
Black Tusk Mountain and would often hike up in the remote
area at different times of the year. One slide photograph
was taken on December 27, 1975 at Black Tusk Mountain. At
the age of seventy two and and in the thick of winter, he
would still challenge his physical abilities to the limit
to obtain the breathtaking scenes he would paint.
even traveled to the region between Vancouver and Whistler
before the Ski to Sky Highway (the area's main highway today)
was constructed. This would make trips to the area even more
difficult and challenging than just the hikes in the deep
Tusk and the Garibaldi Mountain Range is also near the Whistler
/ Blackcomb Resort and ski areas - where some olympic events
from the Vancouver Whistler
2010 Winter Olympic Games were held.
rush. Spend the time and browse through each series in the
collection. Each oil painting is a piece of Canadian
History to be enjoyed by all.
the Tour - 7 oil Paintings