This painting was included in a Kelowna Art Gallery "Preserves" exhibit curated by Maggie Shirley in the fall of 2015, and in the "Fences" show in 2018, curated by George Harris and Meghan Hunter-Gauthier at the Two Rivers Public Art Gallery in Prince George, B.C.
Small paintings are balanced within a larger composition to show close-up glimpses of life in special protected Woodhaven Nature Conservancy. These details are observed as if through the eyes of a conservationist. Neilson was interested in contrast and spillover between precision and flow - comparing the spirit and energy of the forest as it may have been seen and felt one hundred years ago, to the more scientific close section studies.
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