We recently spent a week with some dear friends on the west coast of Vancouver Island, exploring the trails and beaches around Tofino and Ucluelet. This trip was a bookend of sorts, as last time we visited I was eight months pregnant and now we’re chasing around a two year-old. I find the lush green forests, wide-open beaches and rocky tide pools endlessly inspiring–here’s a peak into my sketchbook and studio explorations.

Tofino, 5.5″ x 5.5″ watercolor
Nanaimo, 3.5″ x 5.5″ ink and watercolor sketch
Middle Beach, 3.5″ x 5.5″ ink and watercolor sketch
Family stroll, photo by Darin Reid