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Ross Penhall's Vancouver, Surrounding Areas and Places That Inspire

Landscapes, Surrounding Areas and Places That Inspire

by (author) Ross Penhall

Random House Canada
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Western Provinces, Canadian, Artists' Books
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
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A collection of 120 paintings by renowned artist Ross Penhall that celebrates the identity and spirit of Vancouver. Also included are paintings of inspirational places across Canada, the US and Europe, including the California Coast, the Prairies and the Italian countryside.

Ross Penhall's Vancouver combines stunning imagery, tribute and personal history to create a portrait of the city through an artist's eyes. Ross Penhall was born and raised in Vancouver, where he has had two separate and successful careers as a fire captain and now as an internationally recognized painter. Visitors and residents alike will look at Vancouver in a new way after they see it from Ross' unique perspective. Whether it's a row of hedges on the corner of someone's yard or the cascading rocks at Spanish Banks, Ross finds endless inspiration in the city where he lives.
     In addition to paintings of Vancouver, there is a chapter on Surrounding Areas that focuses on the scenery of the Interior, Vancouver Island and Coastal British Columbia. The final chapter, Places That Inspire, includes paintings of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, the Canadian Prairies and landscapes from Ross' travels abroad.
     For lovers of art, for lovers of Vancouver and for anyone who looks for beauty in the everyday world, Ross Penhall'sVancouver is a book that will continue to captivate readers long after they first open it.

About the author

Contributor Notes

ROSS PENHALL is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work is represented by Gallery Jones in Vancouver and Caldwell Snyder in the United States. Ross was born in Vancouver and attended art school at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and at Capilano College. He worked as a firefighter for almost 29 years and retired in 2010. Ross paints full time at his studio in North Vancouver. He has two grown children and lives in Horseshoe Bay with his wife Caron Penhall.

Editorial Reviews

“Ross Penhall perfectly captures the beauty of my beloved British Columbia, in its ever-shifting natural theatre of light and mood.” --Diana Krall, musician

“Ross’s work speaks to the artistic talent that continues to evolve in Canada. His paintings showcase his unique visions of Vancouver, while still staying true to the beautiful environment we all love.” --Heffel Fine Auction House