Sable Island – Day 6

Day 6 on Sable Island began grey and overcast but the skies lifted at about 11:30 a.m. and blue skies prevailed for most of the rest of the day . . . it was the most glorious.  I spent all day out walking and steeping myself in this special environment so that I can remember it always.

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Sable Island – Day 4 & 5, August 2013

P1040039_2 P1040272_2 P1040585 P1040645 P1040780 P1040961 P1050026 P1050100 P1050164_2 P1050334 P1050400 P1050709Day 4 & 5 on the island have brought a mixed bag of weather . . . from torrential rain and wind to the most perfect sunrise, followed by fog (but thankfully, no rain). 

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Getting Ready For Sable Island

Getting Ready For Sable Island

Here is a short video clip by Rae-Anne LaPlante (who I am traveling to Sable Island with).  I will be on the island again, weather permitting, on Tuesday, Aug. 27th!  Going to Sable Island once is amazing enough, but twice is beyond wonderful!  I am looking forward to being there again and to hopefully finding several of the horses that I have already done paintings of.  Wish me luck!

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Shaw TV Interview

Shaw TV Interview

Here is a link to an interview with Rae-Anne LaPlante from Shaw TV.  Although the main focus of the interview is about the “Musical Ride Series” you can see one of the Sable Island paintings in the background.  Also unseen in the background is my husband Paul, silently holding the horses and doing all else that allows me to accomplish what I do.  We are a team and I am simply the visible portion of the team.

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“An Evening With Joan Larson & The Wild Horses of Sable Island”

Please join me on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
for a Photo Presentation of the Wild Horses of Sable Island.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and slide show begins at 7:30 p.m.
at the Arrowsmith Hall at the Coombs Fair Grounds, Coombs, BC
BlackStallionSpecial guest Rae-Anne LaPlante will also be there to talk about her upcoming documentary on Sable Island.
Rae-Anne and I will be traveling to Sable Island later this summer.  She will be working on her documentary and I will be painting those magnificent horses.
This is a free event, but donations will be gratefully accepted.
Also on display will be some of my Sable Island Paintings.
Hope to see you there.
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More Sable Island . . .

Wow, we still have people calling the studio to see if they can see the Sable Island series of artworks.

Of course!!  Just call ahead to make sure I’m here (250-752-0395).  There are even some new pieces . . .



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My Sable Island Adventure


21 Original Paintings

Show Extension

Due to popular demand “The Wild Horses of Sable Island” will be open Tuesday thru Sunday at Creekside Studio from 1 – 5 p.m. or by appointment through the summer months.  (Creekside Studio, 1471 Winchester Rd., Qualicum Beach, BC)

After our initial show on  June 18th & 19th, we had so many people calling and asking to see the show that we decided to extend the show dates.  It just proves how Sable Island and its wild horses have captured the hearts and imaginations of Canadians everywhere.

Cheers, hope to see you at the Studio!



My Sable Island Adventure . . .

I paint horses.  It doesn’t matter what size, shape, breed or colour, they have been an inspiration all of my life.  Indeed my whole path as an artist started with my fixation upon horses at a very early age.

Wild horses have always held a place in my heart (how can they not) so imagine how excited I was to have the opportunity to travel to Sable Island in the summer of 2009.  I spent 5 glorious days walking among the horses and sand dunes of Sable Island.

Even though my time on Sable Island was short, the experience has moved inside my soul.  It is my most sincere desire to share that experience with you . . . I hope you will enjoy the paintings as much as I enjoyed painting them and reliving my time there.

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