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Rocky Mountain Autumn

Rocky Mountain Autumn The changing of the colors from green to gold and red triggers in most the knowledge the days are going to be shorter. The thermometer is going to dip a little more each day...

Lazy River Run

Lazy River Run A day spent on a river be it large or small is never wasted. If you are an avid fisherman, like most you can spend the day anticipating that perfect strike as your fly hits the water....

Haida Gwaii Orcas

  Haida Gwaii Orcas A bucket list trip for me. Spending time whale watching, throw in some hikes and a lot of photography. Haida Gwaii is an archipelago located between 55–125 km off the northern...

Tiger Lilly

Tiger Lilly After a long cold winter in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada the wildflowers that herald the end of winter are first things one looks for when they venture into the high country...

Marsh Sunrise

Marsh Sunrise Sunrise comes every day, to witness how the rays breaking over the horizon play on the water and bounces here and there only to reflect and bounce again is a light show to behold. The...
Marsh Sunrise

Marsh Sunrise

Marsh Sunrise Sunrise comes every day, to witness how the rays breaking over the horizon play on the water and bounces here and there only to reflect and bounce again is a light show to behold. The trajectory of the sun as it rises prolongs the magic light possesses. Sunrise has always been my...

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North Fork Ranger Cabin

North Fork Ranger Cabin

North Fork Ranger Cabin Located west of Millarville just past the Quirk Creek Plant on Three Point Creek is the Chinook Ranch owned by John and Ismae Ballachey. Bordering on the forest reserve known as  Kananaskis Country  and my home for many years. This little cabin was originally the North Fork...

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Blooming Desert

Blooming Desert

Blooming Desert Under the watercolor sky stands a ridge of sandstone mountains somewhere in the desert. The mountins give way to the rugged dessert ground cover letting the light catch your eye and follow it across the desert floor. Copyright Connie Kelts 2021  

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Canadian Ice Fields

Canadian Ice Fields

I Canadian Ice Fields This painting was referenced from a picture my sister took of the Canadian Ice Fields on a helicopter trip she took with my Mom. If you have never seen the Rockies from the cockpit of a chopper you don't know what you are missing. It puts the full expanse of some of the most...

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A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns

A New Day Dawns With the sun rise we are given a brand new day to do with as we will. Yesterday is over and never to return. Today is new, just for you to do the things that need to be done or things you want to do. I am a sunrise person. Greeting the day as an adventure not yet realized wondering...

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The Ranch

The Ranch

This is home to me. I spent my childhood roaming these hills. Limited only by my imagination life was a continous adventure. Yes I know how lucky I was to have had the opportunity to explore, experience, and live life to the fullest.  Days were an never ending wonder. The trouble I got myself into...

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Dancing Sky

Dancing Sky

Northern Lights The northern lights (also known as aurora borealis) appear as large areas of colour including pale green, pink, shades of red, yellow, blue and violet in the direction due north. This is a vector image depecting the magic. I miss looking skyward and watching the dance.

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The Plains Dweller

The Plains Dweller

The Plains Dweller A watercolor of a time when life was simpler. Looking out at your landscape today what do you see?  I guess I long for simpler times, when there was a 360 degree view of the horizon, the stars in the night sky were unmistakable and the day was measured by the rising and setting...

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home Is Where The Heart Is

These images are of special meaning to me as they are of the Columbia River, and the ranch I grew up on. Painted by a friend of my Mom and Dad's who loved to come visit.  It's safe to say the memories of having what seemed like the whole world as my own personal playground made me what I am today....

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Dirt Road To Heaven

Dirt Road To Heaven

Prairie Gold Copyright Connie Kelts A watercolor landscape of the Northern Prairies under a brooding sky.  With permission, referenced by an image taken by "Dames On The Range". Dirt roads have a bit of magic that will take your imagination to places it has never been. The landscape unfolds before...

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Alberta Foothills

Alberta Foothills

Longview Alberta Nestled at the base of the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada is the hamlet of Longview. It’s a place I have fond memories of. This watercolor painting has a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy it. Longview is known for its ranchers and cowboys who have...

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Chinook Wind Colors

Chinook Wind Colors

Chinook Wind Colors Chinook wind arch’s are created by the winds common to Southern Alberta. Sunsets have an enchantment that captivates us all at one time or an other. The inspiration for this painting was witnessed in Southern Alberta, farming country. A sudden weather change created this magic...

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