Saturday, November 7, 2015


I can not imagine how magical this experience must have been. I get all teary watching it.

Spirit Bear Scene Excerpt from EP Films on Vimeo.

I painted the Spirit Bear Mama and Cubs after watching another video

Title: Mama Spirit Bear & Cubs
Media: Oil on Canvas
Size: 30" x 30"
Price: $500 Cdn


Painting & Photography by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

After I saw the wonderful documentary about the mother Spirit Bear and her two cubs I knew I had to paint her.

“The Spirit Bear is very special to us,” says filmmaker Jeff Turner. “We made our first documentary for the BBC about the Spirit Bear 25 years ago. We spent two years living on a remote coastal island with our toddler daughter Chelsea when we were just starting out in our career - it was one of the most amazing experiences we ever had with wild animals. We really wanted to go back to that part of the coast again and try to reconnect with these special animals that hold incredibly special memories for us, and we really wanted to do it with our now grown children – our work has truly become a family affair.” (read more here

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