Gordon Henschel

After paddling Wolf Lake

Canoe provides a floating studio

Artist Gordon Henschel recalls a trip to Wolf Lake.

After paddling Wolf Lake
The artist captures the beauty at a favourite haunt: Inside The Inside Passage

Artist finds beauty Inside The Inside Passage

Gordon Henschel discusses a favourite area for artistic inspiration.

The artist captures the beauty at a favourite haunt: Inside The Inside Passage
A foursome of fisherfolk regale each other on the boardwalk at Telegraph Cove.

Nothing fishy about summer’s tall tales

Artist Gordon Henschel captures a quintessential North Island summer moment.

A foursome of fisherfolk regale each other on the boardwalk at Telegraph Cove.
The artist's wife portages the canoe at Ida Lake in 2006.

Ann and Ida Lake

The artist reflects on changing times on the North Island.

The artist's wife portages the canoe at Ida Lake in 2006.
Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range

Looking with fresh eyes

Artist Gordon Henschel reflects on reexamining the familiar after time away.

Nimpkish Lake and the Karmutzen Range
Spring on the Island Highway

What price convenience?

The new highway allows for quicker travel but bypasses some unique Island scenery.

Spring on the Island Highway
The artists captures the whitecaps on Nimpkish Lake in this springtime portrait from the former Nimpkish Camp site.

Whitecaps churn memories

Artist Gordon Henschel discusses a favourite painting spot.

The artists captures the whitecaps on Nimpkish Lake in this springtime portrait from the former Nimpkish Camp site.
This painting

Inspiration takes root in old-growth setting

Artist shares his love of painting forest interiors.

This painting
This historical painting shows the effects of a mild winter and early spring arrival at one of the Finger Lakes near Port McNeill.

Painting the early thaw

As a mild winter turns to early spring, flowers begin to show through.

This historical painting shows the effects of a mild winter and early spring arrival at one of the Finger Lakes near Port McNeill.

Swans trumpet N. Island’s winter weather

Artist Gordon Henschel recalls an encounter with vocal avians.

Nimpkish River panorama

Nimpkish River worth pulling over for

Gordon Henschel highlights the possibilities for artists on the Nimpkish River.

Nimpkish River panorama
Sandstone sentinels

Sandstone sentinels

Artist Gordon Henschel recalls a pair of visits to Diver's Beach.

Sandstone sentinels
A silent sentinel stands overlooking a view of the Nimpkish Valley from Alert Bay.

Silent sentinel

Gordon Henschel espouses the scenery and culture in Alert Bay.

A silent sentinel stands overlooking a view of the Nimpkish Valley from Alert Bay.
A summer view of Port Alice's waterfront park.

Port Alice park

Local artist Gordon Henschel explains his love for painting in Port Alice.

A summer view of Port Alice's waterfront park.

Pinder Peak from Diane lake

Artist Gordon Henschel shares a favourite scenic spot.

This painting shows an eagle in the heart of wilderness

Eagles soar in their lofty retreat

How do you explain to a German or a Brit that eagles are a part of our everyday life on North Island?

This painting shows an eagle in the heart of wilderness
A Henschel-eye view of Abel mountain

Mount Cain: back country beauty

The average snow fall on Mt. Cain is 1500-cm. or 35-ft.!

A Henschel-eye view of Abel mountain
Henschel painting of the river

Tsitika River tranquility

The Tsitika River has been a study in controversy.

Henschel painting of the river
Seven up on Johnstone Strait

Seven up on Johnstone Strait

The wild salmon runs emanating from our west coast rivers during the last few years have been anything but predictable.

Seven up on Johnstone Strait
Ledge Point

Don’t be afraid to step onto the Ledge

For those readers who don’t know where Ledge Point is, it is the point of land directly across the bay from Port McNeill.

Ledge Point