Another earlier work, painted in 1999, Chili based this piece on a view he saw through the airplane window flying home from an extended adventure to Australia. Chili always said, "I knew I had to paint it because the colours were so intense. It was unbelievable to me even though I was staring right at it."
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.