The Bugaboos are a grandly inaccessible mountain range tucked within the Purcells, near the Canadian Rockies. You can get to them in a helicopter, and so we embarked on adventure called heli-painting. The helicopter scooped us up at the Bugaboo Lodge and dropped us on plateaus, in meadows and at the feet of glaciers, where we painted in the sun and sleet. That's the thing about the mountains; if you don't like the weather, wait a minute.

In two summers I completed a dozen or so location paintings in acrylic. It's been a formidable privilege to be in that place and to paint there with my Dad. He pushed me up the hill, pushed me in the most important ways - to reach for a heightened expression. 

"Step by step, a path. Stone by stone, a cathedral."