36”x 48” oil on canvas. Available at Gibson Fine Art in Calgary, AB.
Encounter is a depiction of the backroads James travels on every day. Between long stretches of isolation, meeting another vehicle in the rain becomes an event to look forward to. James has strived to capture a moment like this frozen in time. Of droplets having just fallen, rivulets stopped in mid-flow, distant hills distorted into a serrated pattern, and the sound of tires suddenly hitting a puddle of water.