A year ago, as humans retreated into their homes, wildlife quickly re-occupied formerly busy urban areas. A deer or a coyote often observed me with curiosity up close, if I were a strange new species during my daily walks. A red-tailed hawk consumed its freshly captured dinner, a pigeon at the bus stop. A small patch of green in the large parking lot of a supermarket became the birthplace of three Canada goose goslings. My walks soon have been interrupted with long pauses as equipped with drawing pencils, a watercolour pad and paint, I recorded my encounters with wildlife. The pandemic year rekindled my love for drawing from life, making work from direct observation.
Hyde Park Road
watercolour pencil on paper