This painting captures a winter moment in the Réserve Naturelle de Tignes-Champagny.
The reserve is situated in Haute-Tarentaise across Tignes and Champagny-en-Vanoise along the Isère River. Established in 1963, covering 13.21 km², the reserve safeguards natural habitats and diverse flora/fauna. Notably, it harmonizes preservation with winter sports, permitting facilities like ski lifts and groomed slopes for enthusiasts while maintaining ecological integrity.
The winter weather and light in the Alps undergo rapid changes, creating instantly breathtaking and dramatic scenes. I captured one of these moments while seated on a chair lift and it formed the inspiration for this painting.