Dwarfed by the magnificent peaks of the Bugaboo mountains, ten enthusiastic and talented artists huddled together with famous Canadian artist Robert Genn and his co-host Liz Wiltzen. The helicopter flew away and the artists were left in silence to gasp in awe at the scene unfolding around them.
In each direction lay mountains, lakes, rocks and plant life begging to be replicated on canvas. Each artist analyzed the view in a different way and in the end, each replicated the sight uniquely on canvas.
This group spent two and a half days rambling around in the Bugaboos and even braved a couple of exciting 'mountain weather events'. This was a rare opportunity to paint with and learn from a master in some of Canada's most spectacular mountains. The result? The Bugaboo 10.
On May 7 Robert Genn will be in Banff for an exhibition of his artwork and one piece from each of his 10 heli-painting companions at Canada House Gallery. I have been lucky enough to have a sneak preview of Robert's works and a few of the peices submitted by some of the other artists and am very excited for the upcoming show. For those of you planning to be in Banff at this time, we hope to see you at the Gallery. If not, we hope you enjoy viewing (and maybe even purchasing) the paintings online.
The Bugaboo Lodge team will again play host to Robert, Liz and a group of heli-painting enthusiasts this coming September. You can learn more about the September 2011 Heli-Painting workshop here.