Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Limited edition hand embellished prints of Tatiana Iliina wetlands paintings now available

Over the past several years Tatiana Iliina has created an interesting collection of abstract paintings in a theme of world wetlands, with the idea of drawing attention to the situation regarding one of the world's threatened and disappearing habitats.

At any given time there have only been one or perhaps two of these works available and they have all been purchased by collectors from all over.

At this time, Tatiana has announced that her Wetlands Collection will be made available for purchase in a series of hand embellished, limited edition giclee prints. As each of these prints are hand embellished by the artist with artist medium, and are hand signed and numbered by the artist, they are each one-of-a-kind unique works of art that will last for generations.

The editions are strictly limited to 50 or 100 pieces and will never be offered again once these are sold.

Wetlands Wild

At the time of this writing, two of the prints have been released, Wetlands Wild and Waterfield Shores.  The remainder of these prints will be issued over the coming months and years. For further information, please bookmark this blog and check in regularly.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Group hopes to preserve St. Bruno wetlands in Quebec

In a somewhat similar situation to that of the Kanata Beaver Pond and South March Highlands near Ottawa, the city of St. Bruno, south of Montreal, is the scene of a dual battle to save forest and wetlands within the urban area.

The St. Bruno situation varies in the sense that the town is located adjacent to a provincial park, and, partly, on the mountain that gives the park its name, Mont Bruno.

(the painting pictured above entitled "St. Bruno Wetlands" was sold to a collector in Texas.)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Towra Point Wetlands


This painting, which was painted in late 2007 is the fourth painting in the Wetlands Collection.

The first three paintings in this series were all sold during the prevopis year: Uste Luga (Russia), Vembanad Wetlands (India) and Sweethall Marsh (Chesapeake Bay, U.S.A.).

Monday, November 1, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Vembanad Wetlands


Vembanad wetlands is one of the largest bodies of water in India. It is a complex aquatic system of 96 km. of coastal backwaters, lagoons, marshes, mangroves and reclaimed lands, interconnected with intricate networks of natural channels and man-made canals. 

The lake and wetlands are home to thousands of species and are under threat from all sides. Land reclamation, sewage, farming, silting, industry, mining and every human activity imaginable encroach.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ottawa Kanata Beaver Pond Forest Saved Temporarily

A community effort to save the Kanata Beaver Pond has won a measure of success.

Last night Ottawa City Council voted in favour of a motion by Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson to examine ways of acquiring the land or swapping for it, and also instructed city staff to report on how removing this land from development would affect the water and sewer infrastructure in  the area going forward.

The infrastructure report is expected to be ready in time for the Nov. 24 meeting, at which time there will also be a new council, with elections coming up soon.

There are 4,500+ members on a Facebook group set up to save the wetlands.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kanata Beaver Pond and Kizell Wetlands face imminent threat

Painting recognizes Ottawa's Kanata Beaver Pond and the Kizell Wetlands

Kanata Beaver Pond


These wetlands are under imminent, if not immediate threat. Efforts are currently underway to muster resources and complete surveys of plant and wildlife species. Already, tree-felling has been stopped at least once by a last minute intervention this summer. A vast collection of biological information has already been compiled.
I am aware of a couple of places you can go to for more information on the current situation and what can still be done to save these wetlands.

One good starting point is a blog called "Save Ottawa's South March Highlands". , who recently announced the following: ** Thanks to our efforts, on October 6, Ottawa City Council will vote on a motion to save a key section of the forest from development.

Given that today is Oct. 6, I'm afraid the vote may have already taken place but hope there are further actions that can be taken 
Another source of support for these urban wetlands is the Carleton Mississippi Mills Green Party.

This painting by Tatiana Iliina is named after the Kanata Beaver Pond in hope that it will help to raise awareness for this important issue.  It is possible to purchase this painting on Tatiana Iliina's online store.