The Friends of Gatineau Park have the pleasure to present an art exhibit inspired by the Park. Put together in collaboration with painter Ruby Ewen, this exhibit presents Gatineau Park in close-ups. We invite you to come see these paintings in person at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre!
Interested by one of these paintings? Buy it and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Friends of Gatineau Park’s Cameron-Purenne fond for research with which we fund scientific research in or about the Park.
We would like to thank Ruby Ewen for this opportunity and the National Capital Commission for their support.
Where? In the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre Hours of opretation? Please verify the Visitor Centre's hours of operation on the NCC's Website before your visit. Cost?: Visiting the exhibit is free. The price of each paintings is displayed on-site, as well as in the painting's caption (visible when you click on the image).
Since the winter of 1980 I have been living near the Eardley Escarpment, at the western edge of the Gatineau Park where I maintain my painting studio. My work is mainly in oils on canvas, characterized by a spontaneous application of colour on a white ground.
The proximity to the Gatineau Park began many decades of painting in the bush. The closeness with nature led me deeper and deeper into my subject matter which re-oriented itself from the landscape into an exploration of individual rocks and trees. I would spend day after day painting throughout the seasons. Smaller works I did on site in the Park and my larger paintings were done in the studio after many sketching trips to familiarize myself with particular subjects.
Small pencil sketches remind me of the essence of what I see in the moment. I do not use photographs as they are, for me, an entirely different medium.
I rely on my emotions and intuition to portray the beauty and mood the Park presents to me on any particular day. I am happy to make these paintings available to the Friends of the Gatineau Park in order to aid the Cameron-Purenne Fund for Research in the Gatineau Park.