“Rathtrevor Beach”

The idyllic Rathtrevor Park is located on the oceanfront in Parksville on Vancouver Island. It is a favourite campsite for many families. As I was painting the churning waves of the incoming high tide, I could not help but repeatedly think of, and be inspired by the beautiful woodblock print by Japanese artist Hokusai, which is titled “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. His masterpiece was completed in the 1830’s and featured crashing waves with Mount Fuji in the background.
My acrylic painting “Rathtrevor Beach” is completely different in style, with incoming waves and the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia in the distance . The following photos show the progress as the painting comes to life.






Title: “Rathtrevor”
Medium: Acrylic Paint on 1.5″ thick birch panel (ready to hang on the wall)
Dimensions: 24″ X 24″
Price: $1200 tax included
Contact Cameron at cthurbide@gmail.com for purchase information
*Beautiful giclee prints on canvas are also available upon request

Art Gallery of Great Victoria’s Moss Street Paint-In

I will be taking part in this year’s AGGV Moss Street Paint-In on July 19th in Victoria. The show takes place from 11:00am – 4:30pm. My booth will be located at 250 Moss Street. I hope to be finishing off a new original painting of Rathtrevor Beach at high tide, as the waves lap onto the shore. The picture below is the “starting point rough drawing” for the painting. The actual painting of the picture starts today. It is 24″ x 24″. I hope that you get a chance to drop by and see the show. Attendance for the event is expected to be around 35,000 people!