Libby Mathews, who sells her art through Timpson Creek Gallery, loves painting lakes, water scenes, and of course, the red canoes she's famous for.
For Mathews, the canoes have deeply personal meaning. She painted the first one when her best friend died.
"I was painting her a beautiful wooden boat, and it became a red canoe," Matthews said. She later painted canoes to represent different phases of her sons' lives, including when one of her son's was deployed by the Army to Iraq.
"They all represent a passage," she said.