Mt. Baker From Cooper's Farm
Mayo wears magnifying goggles and painst with a supper fine (20/0) brush. The entire surface of my paintings is meticulously covered with the minutest detail. Each blade of fine grass, each grain of sand and each tinny needle on a conifer tree are all painted individually and precisely. It takes me 225 hours to create a 12-inch by 16-inch hyper-detailed acrylic painting.
Mount Baker (shown here) is known as Kwelshamexw to the Stl:lo (the local First Nation). Kwelshamexw, the largest mountain in the region, is the male, or Father Mountain. His wife, the second largest mountain in the region, is Mount Cheam. The Sto:lo name for Mount Cheam is Lhilheqey. The following image is a photograph of my painting from the top of Lhilheqey.
Mount Baker is a threatened environment.
The artist spent three hours per square inch creating this acrylic painting while wearing magnifying goggles. A magnifying glass is required to appreciate the minute details.