Our Niagara Falls' flora is home to 70 specie of trees unique to the Niagara region, one of the most biologically diverse in Canada.
The most common varieties include spruce trees, evergreen pines and cedars, as well as other deciduous oaks, maples and beech trees. Our local forests in turn support numerous species of native plants and animals.
Our second Art Challenge titled 'Trees of Niagara' is about taking the time as artists to seek out our neighbourhood trees that have quietly thrived among our urban landscape. We would like to celebrate our natural heritage by capturing the life of these beautiful trees on canvas and sharing it with our community.
Therefore, we are now calling for submissions of photos, paintings, or drawings of your favourite tree or trees in Niagara!
We hope these submissions can inspire you to start creating individually now as we welcome the arrival of spring this month.
When the weather warms up, we can also meet to do some plein air painting under some of these natural canopies in Niagara.
Whatever your choice, we welcome you to our art challenge and looking forward to seeing your submissions!
"To really feel a forest canopy we must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of IMAGINATION." -- Joan Maloof
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." --Chief Seattle