Realistic  Paintings

I live on a small gulf island on the Pacific west coast of Canada just north of Sidney BC. There is always something interesting with my view and after 20 plus years I've never seen the water or sky look the same twice! Richly colored sunrises and sunsets, tremendous winter storms, calm lake-like waters, passing boats or pods of orca whales. Naturally I like to show this wonderful place to the world with my paintings and sometimes it's just best said using a realistic style of painting.

Original acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas $ as marked
Giclée prints on gallery wrapped canvas (enhanced with acrylic)
28x38”= $435, 16x20"= $195

Original acrylic on canvas paintings are made with the best artist grade, light fast pigments available and can be hung in brightly lit areas. The painting extends over to finish the edges so framing is optional. My 30 x 40" originals weigh a mere 2 1/2lb (less than a cup of coffee) so hanging is simple and easy using conventional picture hooks. Because part of the image is on the edge, the face dimensions are reduced. 30x40” = 28x38” and 18x22” = 16x20”

Acrylic giclée prints on canvas look very similar to original paintings and are the best type of reproductions available today. I finish each print with artist-grade acrylic and a special mirrored edge treatment that simulates the painted edge of the original. They are ready to hang as is.

Purchase guarantee: If you are not completely happy with your purchase, I will refund 100% of your sale. 

Forest scene from Long Beach, Vancouver Island

Forest Mist 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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Long Beach on Vancouver Island is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. This forest located between Ucluelet and Tofino is a typical example of the rain forests in this region. Early morning fog often begins the day along this part of the coast then quickly "burns off" before the morning ends. It is a quiet and spiritual time of the day.
Beach at Holy Hock, Cortez Island BC

No Cell Phones 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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Hollyhock is a wonderful retreat centre on the picturesque coast of Cortes Island, BC (near Campbell River). It hosts a number of personal development workshops throughout the year although many folks come just to enjoy the peace and tranquility. There are many places on this large acreage to rest or just find some precious quiet time for yourself. This chair and arbutus tree is on the beach which has a view of the Coastal Mountain range in the background. After studying the finished painting for a long time, I decided to call it "No Cell Phones". Aaaaah, wouldn't that be nice if only for a weekend!
Upper Harbour Victoria BC with Seaspan tug and the Melville

Upper Harbour 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $2400  
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I've always lived near the ocean in the Victoria area and have a never ending appreciation for the way of life here. Vessels like the Melville, Santa Rita and the Sea Span Rocket are great examples of real working boats. Their designs and on board equipment reflect a no-nonsense approach to their business,  earned from many years of experience.
Trail to Mystic Beach on the south end of Vancouver Island

Mystic Beach 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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There are many wonderful scenic trails along the rugged coast of Vancouver Island. Mystic Beach located off the road between Jordan River and Port Renfew on the south coast is one of the best. A beautiful quiet and easy walk along a wide soft and leafy path makes one quickly forget about the rat race.
A blue theme Eagles flying home to Knapp Island at dusk near the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

Eagles At Dusk 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16x20 prints available)

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This is a painting of two bald eagles coming home to roost on Knapp Island near Swartz Bay BC. Given the fact that Eagles At Dusk is one of my most popular images of all time, it truly makes for a great gift choice.
Two old fishing boats on a sandy shore.

Old Friends
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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This image of two old fishing boats on the shore near Sidney BC has a wonderful peaceful feeling. The boats almost seem to be snuggling and sharing great memories of a long friendship together. This giclee print makes the perfect gift for an old friend or to celebrate an anniversary.
A sunlit set of stairs in the small town of LaManzanilla, Mexico

Stairway To The Sun 
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $525  
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Casa Maguey know locally as Helga's House, is a wonderful place in LaManzanilla Mexico. Full of tropical flowers and colorful architecture, it is an inspiring place to visit. Painting subjects are everywhere!
Moresby Island, a small gulf island near Sidney BC

Moresby Shadows
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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A short boat ride from our home is Moresby Island. It is a near pristine piece of paradise and a favorite place for Patti and I to picnic. The area has many trails, most leading to or along the waters edge which are mostly used by the resident sheep.
Hakai Pass painting with driftwood hand rails

Hakai Pass
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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Just north of Port Hardy and part of the famous "inside passage", this fishing camp is located in one of the most pristine natural areas of the world. Ardent fishermen often arrive by float plane to enjoy some of the best salmon fishing around.
Long Beach on Vancouver Island BC

Long Beach 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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Long Beach is a wonderful pristine ocean setting along the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island BC
A painting of a Buddha statue by Barry Tate

Buddha At Hollyhock
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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This was a scene from the restaurant at Hollyhock on Cortez Island BC
This is a realistic painting of an inviting stone pathway near Cadboro Bay, Victoria BC

Garden Path
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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This winding stone pathway invites you into the painting. It is a real place near Cadboro Bay in Victoria BC
A painting of fishing boats at Ucluelet BC

Ucluelet 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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Ucluelet harbour on the west coast of Vancouver Island is home to an active fishing fleet. The waters are most calm in the late summer months.
A painting of 4 people walking along a path to Mystic Beach, south end of Vancouver Island

Mystic Beach train
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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Mystic beach is one of several remote beaches between Sooke and Port Renfew BC, Vancouver Island
Scottie playing guitar at Palapa Joes, LaManzanilla Mexico

Scottie
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Needless to say if you've ever been to LaManzanilla Mexico, you will know of Scottie! A fabulous all around guitar player who is everywhere! Weather playing relaxing solos for the dinner crowd, screaming out 60's rock at Palapa Joe's or jamming' with someone he hardly knows, he is in his element.
The Gathering, a painting of 8 different west coast whales by Barry Tate

The Gathering
22 x 30” watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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There are 8 different west coast whales in this piece, (4 baleen and 4 with teeth). Gathering is a Scotsh term for when different clans get together.
Chloe, british bulldog painting by Barry Tate

Arbutus and Poppies
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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A painting of 3 trollers at fist light, heading out to sea

Trollers In The Mist 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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3 trollers heading out to sea at first light.
Island farm painting triptych off Island View Beach, Saanich peninsula

Island Farms 1 of 3 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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this is a triptych painting of the Saanich peninsula

Island Farms 2 of 3 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Each panel of this 3 piece canvas giclee set measures 16x20". $595 or $195 each panel.

Island Farms 3 of 3
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20prints available)

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The valley near Island View Beach with Mt Baker in the distance 16x20" per panel
Cadboro Bay Beach, Victoria BC. A painting by Barry Tate

Cadboro Bay Beach
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

A peaceful seascape painting of the Pacific North West by Barry Tate

Coastal Silhouette
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Chesterman Beach near Tofino and Ucluelet Vancouver Island

Chesterman Beach 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island BC with colorful boat houses on a floating dock.

Cowichan Bay 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Days End is a loose watercolor of a fishing fleet tied up on a wharf at night, by Barry Tate

Days End
11 x 16” watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

 A painting of an old boat with real canvas sails near sunset by Barry Tate

Casco
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Sunlight And Maples is a watercolor painting of maple leaves

Sunlight And Maples
11 x 15 watercolor, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Palapa Joes with musicians, LaManzanilla Mexico

Palapa Joes 
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

This is a painting of a white and red sail boat cruising through an island passage, by Barry Tate

Time To Stop
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

 A painting of a pond with lily pads and koi fish by Barry Tate

Pond And Lilies
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Malispina Inlet near Nanaimo BC with a white sail boat- painting by Barry Tate

Malispina Inlet
30 x 40 acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

This is a blue themed painting of a lighthouse at dawn.

Lighthouse At Dawn
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)