Cory Trépanier: Into the Arctic

“Mount Thor” 9×5 feet, oil on linen, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Cory Trépanier carries on the tradition of painting first made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, but with the environmental concern of a contemporary artist.

Into the Arctic series paintings. 

Trépanier’s Into the Arctic travelling exhibit showcases more than 50 oil paintings created over a decade as he travelled by plane, helicopter, ship, boat, canoe, and on foot, often with the Inuit across the northernmost reaches of Canada.

With a pack full of painting, filming and camping gear, Trépanier traversed over 40,000 kilometres, through six Arctic National Parks and 16 Arctic communities, in a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before. (See the annotated map here)

As well as the paintings, there’s a series of Arctic films, the Caledon artist’s way of sharing the experience with others, including his Canadian Screen Award nominated feature length Into The Arctic II documentary.

Trépanier laying the final brushstrokes on his 15 foot wide Great Glacier, centrepiece of the Into The Arctic Exhibition. Painting shows the Henrietta Nesmith Glacier in Quttinirpaaq National Park, on Nunavut’s Ellesmere Island. Great Glacier, 66” x 180”, oil on linen (2016). (Photo courtesy Cory Trepanier)

The exhibition has already travelled extensively after its world premiere at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2017. (See full tour details here)

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