Ross Penhall interview with Lisa Letwin of Bold Leaps

Gratitude: The Short Film by Louie Schwartzberg

His message: to open your heart and feel grateful for this day, the beauty of this planet, the people we meet. How? By focusing on the positive aspects rather than the negative. By showing who other people are, in all their individual specialness rather than focusing on lecturing and “finger-wagging” to “not judge others” is the way to open people’s hearts organically and show our humanity to the people of different beliefs, capabilities, colors, ethnicities, religions that walk on this earth, with us. The more you see the real person, the less likely you will objectify them as a “category,” as a “group” to hate.

Watching this amazing little movie, we guarantee you will feel a bit more love in your heart, and love life a little more. If you are feeling depressed, or is finding it difficult to feel positive – which is all of us at some moments – this little movie will heal your heart just a little bit.

Ross Penhall ― Landscape Painter, Artist at Work

By All Means Create With Ross Penhall

Shut up and paint! In the fourth video of our By All Means Create With series, ex-firefighter and now full-time landscape painter Ross Penhall discusses how he looks at his artwork as a series of problem solving exercises, in order to be less precious about his paintings. For 29 years, Ross balanced his life as an artist and firefighter in order to pay the bills and fund his art career. Now retired, Ross finds himself in his North Vancouver studio doing something creative every day. His passion is painting warm and enigmatic landscapes, which cover the ceiling and walls of his studio. Watch this video to discover that sometimes overcoming the inner critic is as easy as just showing up.