Landscape as Muse

White Pass, Yukon with Jane Isakson

This episode follows Jane Isakson as she ventures to the White Pass to do some sketching. Viewing some of her works she shares some of her history. She also explains her process of painting landscapes. From colours to textures, and even the techniques, every step of her creation process is revealed.

The West Coast with Takao Tanabe

A critic once remarked that if you have seen one Tanabe, you have seen them all. Reknown painter Takao Tanabe does not disagree with this statement, yet it has not stopped him from painting landscapes for the past 35 years. A close examination of his canvasses reveals subtle changes in atmosphere...

Athabasca Sand Dunes with Sandra Meigs

Self-described "Gothic painter," Sandra Meigs travels from her Victoria home to remote northwestern Saskatchewan's enigmatic Athabasca Sand Dunes. Spanning almost 2,000 square kilometres, the isolated Dunes are Canada's largest active sand surface -- and the most northerly active dunes on Earth. ...

Manitoba Bees with Aganetha Dyck

Wild and domestic bees are an integral part of the worlds food supply, helping to pollinate 30%-50% of what we eat. Manitoba artist, Aganetha Dyck, installs found objects, drawings, paintings and sculptures into living beehives where they are altered and completed by her winged collaborators. Aga...

Boggy Creek with Joe Fafard

Chronicling our past and giving shape to our cultural identity, sculptor Joe Fafard is a prominent figure in Canadian art. Working at his Saskatchewan farm near Boggy Creek, Fafard creates iconic sculptures. As common-place as cows, dogs, sheep and horses might seem, these domesticated animals sp...

The Buffalo with Adrian Stimson

The Buffalo, nearly exterminated in North America in the 1800s, now exist almost exclusively as farmed herds. This program focuses on Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson who feels an inherent connection to these majestic beasts. He is inspired by the Plains landscape and takes viewers on a scouting t...

Migration with Jane Ash Poitras

Jane Ash Poitras, a renowned Dene/Cree artist travels in Alberta; demonstrating her colourful artwork and discussing her roots, the importance of a positive relationship with the environment, First Nations spirituality, and history. Beginning in the Milk River Valley, Jane photographs ancient pet...

Emma Lake with Degen Lindner

For more than seventy years University of Saskatchewan's Emma Lake Campus has been a meeting place for artists and thinkers from around the world. Saskatoon painter Degen Lindner invites us to her art studio at Emma Lake where she discusses how her father and nature inspire her artwork. Lindner w...

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