“The pen may be mightier than the sword,” says Rod Gould, “But a paintbrush is a lot lighter than a chainsaw.” And so, after twenty-five years as a horse-logger, Rod hasn’t put down his chainsaw for good, but he’s picking up his brushes more now as he works to capture on canvas the striking and sometimes subtle beauty of his chosen environment.
Rod’s works in acrylic and oil reflect a life lived outdoors: his paintings of mountain landscapes, cold trout rivers, and honest working horses and teamsters have the stamp of authenticity that comes from having “been there and done that.” He now spends his time logging his 1500 acre wood lot near Greenwood, BC, chasing trout, and of course painting.
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