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Tom Haukaas — The Kootenays are His Muse

Tom Haukaas, raised in Nelson, has painted many lakes and creeks located in the Kootenays. — Submitted photos

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions.

His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada.

His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature.

“I do all-natural scenes," Haukaas said.

"I grew up outside of Nelson, ten miles north, near Kokanee Creek Park, so I spent much of my adolescence outdoors in nature. The west arm has nice lakes and creeks. It’s picturesque."

Read more about this Nelson artist as Sarah Lord takes an in-depth look into Tom Haukaas in the Daily Dose.