Courage Photograph



Photographed by Vickie Legere

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Framed print (16×20”) wide black frame

In July of 2015 there were forest fires raging across BC and into the States. This silhouette image was captured during a late evening walk along the Stanley Park Seawall. The young man set out on his paddle board moving toward the setting sun which glowed through his translucent paddle. The scene recalled a modern Tom Sawyer, bravely on his way to discover the world. The sky was colored by a uniform smoky haze, reflecting molten gold on the water.

I titled this image ‘Courage’ because that’s what it takes for us to step out into the uncharted waters of life. We don’t know if it will be smooth sailing or stormy waters – do we take the risk for adventure or do we stay safely on shore? Do you dream of being that brave young man? Why not take the risk?


I am a visual artist and educator living in Rosedale with 3 dogs & one cat.  To express my creativity, I use photography. Consequently, I belong to several local artists’ and photography groups. These include the Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, since 2009 and the Abbotsford Photo Arts Club since 1996.

I teach entry level photography at the Chilliwack Cultural Center. In the summer, I co-ordinate the photography team for the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

My work has been displayed many places in the Fraser Valley. The O’Connor Art Gallery, Chilliwack Museum, the Royal Hotel, the Chilliwack Regional District office and the Chilliwack Art Room. In Abbotsford, the Kariton House Gallery and the Art & Wine Walk. As well as the Mission Art Gallery and Harrison Festival of the Arts

I have been published internationally in calendars, (Prospera Credit Union & Multi-faith). And magazines (Bluegrass North).

My fine art images are inspired by the world before me. Allowing me to see the marvelous in the mundane, the magic in a moment. Then share my vision with the viewer.

Above all, a passion for portraiture emerged when I recognized a desire to reveal their own personal ‘beauty’. Certainly, to embrace and celebrate the amazing person they are, at any age!  The portraits I create are not just about a pretty face and nice lighting. Your shoot should reflect your story, to show you as you are, or how you wish to be!

Although all of images are color compatible for viewing online, most computer monitors vary in their color configurations. The images that you see may not have accurate color representation.

Additional information

Dimensions16 × 20 × 3 in

Photoboard, Di-Bond Aluminum, Fuji Crystal DPII Paper (Matte)


12×18, 16×24, 20×30, 24×36, 28×42, 32×48


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