A Regina-born artist whose work honours the RCMP has had several of her pieces on display as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration.
Wildlife artist Carleen Ross created six paintings that feature bison for an installation at the RCMP Heritage Centre.
After thinking about it for the last three years, Ross said the artistic journey to get to this final product was rewarding.
“There are 6 paintings in it and each painting is actually representative of five years of an RCMP’s career,” explained Ross.
She said created this series to honour her husband, who chose the Mounties as a career path for 24 years.
Ross said it also pays tribute to the contributions of thousands of other members in the country.
The bison is the central image on the RCMP’s coat of arms.
“From Sea to Sea” opened last week at the RCMP Heritage Centre, which commissioned the work.