Hayward Lake Trail No. 1



Created by Eric Hotz
Acrylic Paint with Black Ink on watercolour paper.
Measures 5.75w x 8.5h inches

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Hayward Lake Trail No. 1


Acrylic Paint with Black Ink on watercolour paper. Measures 5.75w x 8.5h inches

Hayward Lake

Hayward Lake offers a scenic hike along the hiking trails near Mission, BC maintained by BC Hydro. The lake has two trails; the Hayward Railway Trail on the west side and the Hayward Reservoir Trail on the east side. Hayward Lake is a lake and reservoir on the Stave River in the Lower Mainland of British ColumbiaCanada. Located in the District of Mission about 60 km east of Vancouver, Hayward Lake is formed by Ruskin Dam, which lies about 3 km upstream from the Stave River’s confluence with the Fraser River at Ruskin, which sits astride the Mission-Maple Ridge boundary. The lake begins at the tailrace from the Stave Falls Dam and is about 7.5 km in length and an average of 0.5 km wide, with a maximum width of 1.5 km when lengths of small inlets are taken into account.


I cannot remember a time when I haven’t been creating art. I was in art in kindergarten through to the end of high school. Later I enrolled in a 2-year, full-time Fine Arts program in college. I then worked as an archaeological artist for 4 years and then upon the strength of my work, I was hired by a Vancouver-based publisher as their in-house illustrator/graphic artist for 5 years. I then enrolled in a 3-year full-time Illustration & Design college program so I could focus exclusively on instructional painting. Since then, I have been working as a freelance artist/illustrator.
My favourite art medium is mixing paint and black ink leaning heavily toward realism. Originally, when I painted, I would create a pen & ink illustration and then applied watercolours. However, I now reverse this by creating a rough acrylic painting using washes and then applying black ink. I then go back and forth between paint and ink using various inking techniques depending on the effect I am trying to achieve.

The subject of my paintings is local natural history. I grew up with a large forest across the street from where I lived and I went on many camping trips to various provincial and federal parks in both BC and Alberta. After graduating from High School I worked for 5 summers in various regions across British Columbia while attending college.

I love to explore nature, often visiting parks and lakes within 2-hours of where I live, turning my discoveries into paintings. My hope is, that through my art, people will reconnect with the beauty that is within a short drive of where they reside in the Vancouver lower mainland.

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

Dimensions7.5 × 8.25 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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