Catherine Taron
Vancouver Island Visual Artist

Fog Wedge

18 x 36 acrylic on canvas (SOLD)

If you’ve spent any time out on the west coast of Vancouver Island during the summer, you are likely familiar with the ‘fog wedge’. It’s a lens of fog that develops offshore during a period of extended hot weather and inevitably slides in to cover the shoreline. The fog is the result of hot air meeting the cold ocean surface, forcing water vapor to condense into a heavy wet fog. It can be a real surprise to vacationers, arriving in shorts and T-shirts from hot sunny skies, just a kilometre or so inland.