Vancouver Island artist Steven Armstrong's latest collection of paintings explores the rugged landscapes and windy skies of Vancouver Island and offer an opportunity to investigate a deeper relationship with the natural environment. Every painting becomes an individual communication on perspective and paintings become as much about presence as they are about place. Understanding a place enough to convey its essence visually is never instantaneous. In his attempt to translate an immediate experience of place through paint on canvas, we enter a dialogue on an emotional and enduring level. Lone objects come to represent more than simply trees, rocks, earth, and sky - they suggest places that carry meaning for us as individuals, and we relate to them over the passage of time.