KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic

Theresa Eichler


Free Spirit

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Artist Comments: Here in Kelowna, B.C., Christmas and winter bring us the beautiful trumpeter swans to visit where they can still swim and find food in the open water of Okanagan Lake. I feel so privileged to see them and have always wanted to paint them. I take countless photos while my fingers freeze in the cold wind. When the wind blows they ruffle their feathers, flap their wings and make their magical trumpeting sounds. It inspires me to know that they are also residents and visitors on the West Coast. I have only been able to pay short visits to the Coast and have not actually seen them there. I hope to do many more paintings of them in the future.