Summit Bid Highlight: Mountain Art
The ACC is committed to building our Environment Fund to increase our investments in mountain conservation. We’re committed to stewardship of the areas in which we recreate and to leadership in their preservation and protection.
The auction will include great gear, fantastic experiences and exceptional mountain art. Browse the art offerings below, and follow the links to the bidding. You don’t have to be present at the Ball to bid or to win.
Kayla is inspired by adventuring with my loved ones, protecting wild spaces and creatures, celebrating this beautiful and precious planet, sharing the essence of Adventure and encouraging others to responsibly GET OUTSIDE!
In winter, a trip to the Bow Hut is a common first ski-mountaineering experience, being a reasonable days ski from the highway and providing access to fantastic powder skiing and great ski-mountaineering objectives like Mt. Olive and St. Nicholas Peak.
Living, hiking and painting in the Canadian Rockies for over three decades has given Patti a profound connection to, and appreciation of, the mountain landscape. She paints en plein air as much as possible. “When I look back at my plein air paintings, I am immediately returned to the experience of painting in that location; the wind, the temperature, the elation of grand splendour. My goal is to communicate all those sensations in all my landscapes, to connect with the viewer through a shared experience of natural beauty," she says. "I paint relentlessly, I teach painting, I study painting, I think about and dream about painting. It’s a wonderful fascination." In 2011, Patti was awarded signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Hallam Glacier: Acryllic on canvas. Hallam Glacier was the site of the ACC’s 2018 General Mountaineering Camp and Artists’ Week.
Phee Hudson has been climbing mountains all her adult life. When she sold her business in 2006 she started painting, mountains being her choice subject. Her work now hangs in collections across the world including the three works in the lobby of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (which were commissioned in 2013). Phee was this year's Artist in Residence at the Hallam Glacier GMC. She will also be the Artist in Residence at the Banff Springs Hotel for the week following the Guides Ball.
"In this painting, I have shown the bird in a dynamic calling pose. Although there is a fierce, bold thrust to the visual image, if you could hear the actual cry, you would probably be disappointed. It is a rather faint, high-pitched “chittering” noise. I have used the angular thrust of the dead tree to add to the force of the bird. In the far distance is a flock of gulls hinting at the proximity of water, which is the inevitable component of his habitat.” Robert Bateman.
The Robert Bateman Centre, supported by the Bateman Foundation, is a facility to house and preserve Robert Bateman’s legacy, and a multi-purpose meeting place for collaboration, creative thinking, and networking about in-nature education initiatives.
Dharma Mount Lefroy print from an acrylic painting.
“The Road to Lake O’Hara” print from an acrylic painting.
“Three Sisters Sunrise”
Inspired by the mountains in all seasons, Louise Olinger has explored the peaks and valleys and backcountry for decades. Motivated to capture the raw beauty of her mountain home, Louise's watercolour paintings are characterized by her powerful style and use of vibrant colours.
“Lunch - Divide Creek” Limited Edition Print. Elizabeth’s hiking, climbing and skiing expeditions were her initial inspiration to begin a career in art. Over time, her experiences have made her intimately aware of the magic and beauty that is present in the natural world, and in painting she has found an instrument to convey her reverence for it. Elizabeth is a member of the Oil Painters of America, and a signature member of the Society of Canadian Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Federation of Canadian Artists.