Alberta Chinook evening light and prairie grasses

Alberta Chinook evening light and prairie grasses are two prints from Mike Paterson and Paterson Fine Art that show the natural wonders of southern Alberta. The Alberta Chinook winds are a fascinating meteorological phenomenon that occurs in the western Canadian province of Alberta. Chinooks are warm, dry winds that flow down the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. This causes a rapid increase in temperature and often leading to the melting of snow and ice. These winds can have a significant impact on the weather and landscape of the region.

Alberta Chinook evening light and prairie grasses.


Mike Paterson, a talented photographer known for his fine art captures, has skillfully depicted the essence of Alberta Chinooks in two captivating photographs. In the first image, shot at sunset, the mesmerizing movement of the grasses on the Alberta prairie is highlighted. The contrast between the dynamic, flowing grasses and the stillness of a non-moving barbed wire fence creates a visually striking composition. The play of light during sunset adds warmth and depth to the scene, enhancing the overall beauty of the landscape.


The second photograph, also captured at sunset, showcases the dancing prairie grasses in the midst of an Alberta Chinook. The winds breathe life into the grasses, creating a sense of movement and vitality. The pastel colors in both prints evoke a serene and calming atmosphere, capturing the unique beauty of Alberta’s natural environment during the influence of the Chinook winds.

Alberta Chinook evening light and prairie grasses

Alberta Chinook evening light


Both prints, with their pastel hues and evocative scenes, would make a perfect addition to any home or office decor. The images not only showcase the natural beauty of the Alberta prairie but also capture the dynamic and transformative nature of the Chinook winds. As a gift, these prints would offer a touch of the Alberta landscape. Allowing the recipient to experience the unique charm of this region’s weather patterns and scenery through the lens of Mike Paterson’s artistic vision.

Both images are available for purchase from my online gallery –