Gordon Henschel

Gordon Henschel painting

Schoen Lake Spring

Gordon Henschel discusses Schoen Lake Provincial Park

Gordon Henschel painting

Rush-hour traffic a happy accident

Mural declined by Chamber of Commerce turns into best seller for North Island artist

The artist captures an image of high tide in winter at the Nimpkish River estuary in this watercolour on canvas.

Some of best views are on your doorstep

PORT McNEILL-Artist and author captures essence of winter near his Nimpkish Heights home

The artist captures an image of high tide in winter at the Nimpkish River estuary in this watercolour on canvas.
The artist captured the first snow of last winter at a favourite spot: Roselle Lake, captured here partially frozen.

Looking forward to the magic of the first snow

Artist Gordon Henschel has fingers crossed for a white Christmas.

The artist captured the first snow of last winter at a favourite spot: Roselle Lake, captured here partially frozen.
The artist captures Canada Geese in flight over a seascape in this watercolour.

Wintering to the south is for the birds

Gordon Henschel reflects on B.C.'s special place in the birding world.

The artist captures Canada Geese in flight over a seascape in this watercolour.
Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range by the artist.

North Island homecoming

Artist Gordon Henschel sees the North Island with fresh eyes after a vacation.

Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range by the artist.
The author captured one of Storey's Beach's many September moods in this watercolour.

Rediscover the magic of Storey’s Beach

Artist Gordon Henschel cautions against taking our local gems for granted.

The author captured one of Storey's Beach's many September moods in this watercolour.
A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece, Country Garden.

A country garden in full bloom

A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece, Country Garden.

A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece, Country Garden.
The artist’s work Johnstone Strait Traffic depicts a pod of orcas traversing the channel under the shadow of  coastal mountains.

Painting spurs investigation by artist

PORT McNEILL-Gordon Henschel goes in search of identity of orcas, mountain portrayed in his painting, 'Johnstone Strait traffic'.

The artist’s work Johnstone Strait Traffic depicts a pod of orcas traversing the channel under the shadow of  coastal mountains.
This brilliant red 'Honourable Jean Montague' variety is the favourite of the many rhododendron plants adorning the author's property.

Rhodo lovers, unite!

Artist Gordon Henschel shares his love for the vivacious Rhododendron.

This brilliant red 'Honourable Jean Montague' variety is the favourite of the many rhododendron plants adorning the author's property.
The author's painting captures a riot of colour from spring flowers alongside Highway 19 between Port McNeill and Campbell River.

Spring blooms with colour on the Island Highway

The new freeway from Campbell River down island holds its own scenic views.

The author's painting captures a riot of colour from spring flowers alongside Highway 19 between Port McNeill and Campbell River.

Spring song

Local artist reveals a favourite haunt for spring painting sessions.

The artist paints on location at Alder Bay Campground, gathering a sense on the scene all but impossible to glean from photographs.

Painting at Alder Bay

Gordon Henschel explains the lengths he will go to to work on location.

The artist paints on location at Alder Bay Campground, gathering a sense on the scene all but impossible to glean from photographs.
The author shows his just-completed winter painting of Cluxewe River before packing up the canvas and supplies.

Mild winter provides outdoor opportunity

Artist Gordon Henschel takes a trip to Cluxewe Resort with his easel.

The author shows his just-completed winter painting of Cluxewe River before packing up the canvas and supplies.
The author's 'Sunset Stroll' portrays a winter sunset during a family hike of a North Island beach.

Sunset stroll

Gordon Henschel reflects on beautiful west-coast winters; made all the more enjoyable in comparison with our neighbours to the east.

The author's 'Sunset Stroll' portrays a winter sunset during a family hike of a North Island beach.
First tracks

Making tracks

Artist Gordon Henschel looks forward to a snow-covered landscape this winter.

First tracks
After paddling Wolf Lake, the author incorporated his “floating studio’ into a painting of the site.

Canoe provides a floating studio

Artist Gordon Henschel recalls a trip to Wolf Lake.

After paddling Wolf Lake, the author incorporated his “floating studio’ into a painting of the site.
The artist captures the beauty at a favourite haunt: Inside The Inside Passage

Artist finds beauty Inside The Inside Passage

Gordon Henschel discusses a favourite area for artistic inspiration.

The artist captures the beauty at a favourite haunt: Inside The Inside Passage
A foursome of fisherfolk regale each other on the boardwalk at Telegraph Cove.

Nothing fishy about summer’s tall tales

Artist Gordon Henschel captures a quintessential North Island summer moment.

A foursome of fisherfolk regale each other on the boardwalk at Telegraph Cove.
The artist's wife portages the canoe at Ida Lake in 2006.

Ann and Ida Lake

The artist reflects on changing times on the North Island.

The artist's wife portages the canoe at Ida Lake in 2006.
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