The Healing Power of Art Program
Welcome to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Healing Power of Art Program where flowers bloom, mountains rise and North Shore landmarks are reimagined through the eyes of local artists. Thanks to this art donation program, the therapeutic environment of the hospital and surrounding facilities have come alive for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors alike. Learn more here.
Artist: Emily Carr
Title: Wind in the Woods
Dimensions: 26" x 36"
Medium: Oil on Paper on Board
Description: Emily Carr was born in 1871 and immigrated from Britain to Canada with her family. She was one of the pre-eminent Canadian painters of the first half of the 20th century and one of the female artists during that time. Her bold paintings depicted nature as a furious vortex of organic growth. Alongside her professional career as an artist, Emily Carr was also a renowned author. Klee Wuck, her collection of short stories based on the lives of the Indigenous people of Canada, won a Governor General's Literary Award in 1941. Emily Carr died in Victoria BC in 1945, Leaving behind a legacy a nation icon.