Pacific Dream by Ken Kirkby
30″x48″ Oils on Canvas
Awarded in Support of the Ucluelet Aquarium
This painting depicts the view eastward from the lighthouse and it captures Chrow Island and Jenny Reef. In the foreground are the black rocks of Amphitrite Point as well as the waves crashing upon them. I’m startled by the apparent ease that Kirkby paints this; as many painters struggle to portray the Pacific with any realism.