Banff, Alberta, located in Canada, is an area full of beautiful natural settings. It represents the things we all love so much about the natural world. With rolling mountains, clear skies stretching as far as the eye can see, and an abundance of wildlife, Banff is the perfect place for artists looking for inspiration.
Native Animal Species
There are local artists who specialize in wildlife paintings. Banff is rife with local wildlife to inspire. Just a scant few species the painter or photographer may find when trekking through Banff include: moose, elk, grizzly bears, bison, black bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, wolf, wolverine, lynx, bobcat, cougar, golden eagles, and trumpeter swans.
It isn’t all about the extensive number of wildlife species (which number exactly 587 if you were wondering), but also the natural settings in which these majestic animals live. Awe-inspiring mountains are cut by clear blue lakes. The sky stretches for as far as the eye can see, and further unobstructed by modern skyscrapers. Rolling hills and wooded areas are filled with natural Canadian flora.
Rest & Relaxation
The abundance of natural life and fresh air are the perfect setting to unwind and get away from it all. A period of true rest and relaxation are exactly what is often needed to get the artistic juices flowing. Creativity is something that does not operate at optimal levels when the mind is too stressed or overworked.
Reconnecting with the inner child and free spirit we all hold inside is a wonderful way to find inspiration. Even better, bring your child, grandchild, niece, or nephew along on the trip with you. Children look at the world in a very different way, and many artists claim that spending time with one helps them to see the world as the wondrous place it is once more.