Dale is a widely celebrated fine artist, graphic designer, illustrator and logo developer. His works are in personal and museum collections across North America and beyond. Until his untimely death late in 2019, he was a fixture in the Canadian art scene, and in his beloved mainstreet studio in Duncan BC.
For a few years I painted right up against the ocean, in the little town of Cowichan Bay. My art studio was located between wharfs and fishing boats. For many thousands of years Cowichan Bay was home to Coast Salish people who harvested the wealth of salmon and shellfish found in its many coves, tidal flats and swiftly flowing rivers. Cowichan Bay was the gateway for European settlement of the Cowichan and Chemainus valleys from the early 1860s. This deepwater port remains active to this day, with sport and commercial fishing and log and lumber exports.
region: South Island
closest community: Cowichan Bay
original medium: Illustration
$85.00 – $460.00