Dawn of a Style
Chili did a series of small pieces to play around with some new ideas of how to paint his layered skies and snow. This one was a bit of a breakthrough on both fronts and Chili always considered it a bit of a personal landmark in the evolution of his style.
Chili Thom was one of Canada’s preeminent landscape painters, with over 400 original pieces hanging in collections around the globe. Until his untimely death from cancer in 2016 at age 40, Chili lived in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains and pulled artistic inspiration from his time spent exploring the mountains, forests, and coastline of his home.