Gordon Henschel

Gordon Henschel painting of a logging truck at Mt. Cain

Logging truck at Mt. Cain

Gordon Henschel reflects on a painting pulled from his archives

Gordon Henschel painting of a logging truck at Mt. Cain
Gordon Henschel

Addicted to the blue and gold

Gordon Henschel muses on the spring colours in the area

Gordon Henschel
Gordon Henschel painting

Schoen Lake Spring

Gordon Henschel discusses Schoen Lake Provincial Park

Gordon Henschel painting

The Crosscut-Telegraph Cove

A Brush with Henschel columnist Gordon Henschel discusses The Crosscut

Rush-hour traffic a happy accident

Mural declined by Chamber of Commerce turns into best seller for North Island artist

The artist captures an image of high tide in winter at the Nimpkish River estuary in this watercolour on canvas.

Some of best views are on your doorstep

PORT McNEILL-Artist and author captures essence of winter near his Nimpkish Heights home

The artist captures an image of high tide in winter at the Nimpkish River estuary in this watercolour on canvas.
The artist captured the first snow of last winter at a favourite spot: Roselle Lake

Looking forward to the magic of the first snow

Artist Gordon Henschel has fingers crossed for a white Christmas.

The artist captured the first snow of last winter at a favourite spot: Roselle Lake
The artist captures Canada Geese in flight over a seascape in this watercolour.

Wintering to the south is for the birds

Gordon Henschel reflects on B.C.'s special place in the birding world.

The artist captures Canada Geese in flight over a seascape in this watercolour.
Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range by the artist.

North Island homecoming

Artist Gordon Henschel sees the North Island with fresh eyes after a vacation.

Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range by the artist.
The author captured one of Storey's Beach's many September moods in this watercolour.

Rediscover the magic of Storey’s Beach

Artist Gordon Henschel cautions against taking our local gems for granted.

The author captured one of Storey's Beach's many September moods in this watercolour.
A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece

A country garden in full bloom

A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece, Country Garden.

A clear cut in the Eve River Valley provides the inspiration for the artist’s piece
The artist’s work Johnstone Strait Traffic depicts a pod of orcas traversing the channel under the shadow of  coastal mountains.

Painting spurs investigation by artist

PORT McNEILL-Gordon Henschel goes in search of identity of orcas, mountain portrayed in his painting, 'Johnstone Strait traffic'.

The artist’s work Johnstone Strait Traffic depicts a pod of orcas traversing the channel under the shadow of  coastal mountains.
This brilliant red 'Honourable Jean Montague' variety is the favourite of the many rhododendron plants adorning the author's property.

Rhodo lovers, unite!

Artist Gordon Henschel shares his love for the vivacious Rhododendron.

This brilliant red 'Honourable Jean Montague' variety is the favourite of the many rhododendron plants adorning the author's property.
The author's painting captures a riot of colour from spring flowers alongside Highway 19 between Port McNeill and Campbell River.

Spring blooms with colour on the Island Highway

The new freeway from Campbell River down island holds its own scenic views.

The author's painting captures a riot of colour from spring flowers alongside Highway 19 between Port McNeill and Campbell River.

Spring song

Local artist reveals a favourite haunt for spring painting sessions.

The artist paints on location at Alder Bay Campground

Painting at Alder Bay

Gordon Henschel explains the lengths he will go to to work on location.

The artist paints on location at Alder Bay Campground
The author shows his just-completed winter painting of Cluxewe River before packing up the canvas and supplies.

Mild winter provides outdoor opportunity

Artist Gordon Henschel takes a trip to Cluxewe Resort with his easel.

The author shows his just-completed winter painting of Cluxewe River before packing up the canvas and supplies.
The author's 'Sunset Stroll' portrays a winter sunset during a family hike of a North Island beach.

Sunset stroll

Gordon Henschel reflects on beautiful west-coast winters; made all the more enjoyable in comparison with our neighbours to the east.

The author's 'Sunset Stroll' portrays a winter sunset during a family hike of a North Island beach.
First tracks

Making tracks

Artist Gordon Henschel looks forward to a snow-covered landscape this winter.

First tracks
The author’s work Beaver Pond shows a typical scene where the national animal is hard at work.

Beaver pond

Gordon Henschel pays tribute to Mother Nature's engineers.

The author’s work Beaver Pond shows a typical scene where the national animal is hard at work.