Patagonia is definitely a place for inspiration. Unlike other getaways, it is easy – so easy! – to be alone facing the immensity of giant landscapes. And, as locals say, everything in Patagonia is slow, so slow that if you go at nature’s pace, you’ll probably find the time to create a bunch of masterpieces to impress your friends when you go back home.

Torres del Paine Painting Wen Chien Hou and the art of "plein air" painting (here on Lazo-Weber hike, Torres del Paine)

But when most people traveling to Patagonia practice the art of photography, few people take their time to paint the unique landscapes of the world’s end. Among them, Taiwanese artist Wen Chien Hou chose EcoCamp Patagonia as the base of once-in-a-lifetime hikes (Wildlife Safari). No camera in his hands (he left the responsibility of taking pictures to his daughters) but brush and paint always within reach, Wen completed more than 40 plein air paintings in only a week traveling across Chile and Argentine Patagonia. Here is a selection of his most inspiring artwork. Why 15? Because EcoCamp Patagonia is 15 years old - and these paintings could not be a better gift.

Painting at EcoCamp The birth of a creation...

 

 

1. A Dome in the Wild (EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Patagonia Painting

 

2. A view of the paradize (EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Patagonia Painting

 

3. Blueness (Grey Glacier, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Patagonia Painting

 

4. Peace at the World's End (Puerto Natales, Chile)

Puerto Natales Painting

 

5.  Perito Moreno (Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina)

Perito Moreno Painting

 

6.  Moonshine (Cerro Paine, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Cerro Paine Painting

 

7.  Immensity (Torres del Paine mountain range, Chile)

Torres de Paine Painting

 

8.  Guanaco (Torres del Paine, Chile)

Guanaco  Painting

 

9.  As the water flows (Salto Grande Waterfalls, Chile)

Salto Grande Painting

 

10.  The horns (Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Los Cuernos Painting

 

11.  Sunrise in Heaven (EcoCamp Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Torres del Paine Painting

 

12.  The blue massive (Torres del Paine, Chile)

Torres del Paine Painting

 

13.  To French Valley (Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Los Cuernos Painting

 

14.  From the ice fields to the sea (Cascada Paine, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Cascada Paine Painting

 

15.  Laguna Azul | Rock Painting (Laguna Azul, Torres del Paine, Chile)

Laguna Azul Painting

Want to see these landscapes by yourself (and paint them)? Go on a Patagonian Wildlife Safari!

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