10 Canadian Landscape Artists

Centre of Attention. Scottsdale Farm oil painting copyright Christine Montague Recently, I was a guest artist for a beginner's class where the students were learning landscape painting in acrylics and water-soluble oils.  I thought they would enjoy a quick look at some of our present day Canadian landscape painters and at the variety of landscape painting available.  I thought you might enjoy these artists and their work, too. Do you have a landscape artist you love? Let me know and I will create a new list withe the results.

  1. KIm Dorland Toronto, Ontario. Canadian Art writes "Synonymous in Canada with the idea of “extreme painting,” Kim Dorland rose to the forefront of the contemporary painting scene with his sculptural approach to impasto painting and his art is very much in demand.
  2. David Lidbetter Ottawa, Ontario.  "Contemporary feeling Group of Seven scenes pared down to their essentials. [Where] mood seems more important than the actual details of forests, rivers and skies." - Algonquin Art Centre
  3. John Hartman Penetanguishene, Ontario. Vivid, large-scale landscapes "straddle the line between abstraction and representation" - Studio 21
  4. Gregory Hardy SaskatoonSaskatchewan. Landscapes abstracted. Strong colour, bold, painterly. One of Canada's top landscape artists.
  5. Rebecca Last Rice Lake, Ontario.  Of interest, Rebacca paints the same view of Rice Lake exploring its "turbulent chaotic swings of nature".
  6. Cesan d'Ornellas Levine Richmond Hill, Ontario. Cesan is an abstract expressionist painter who uses brilliant colour and thick impasto of acrylic gels, mediums, pastes etc. for her trees and topography on panel. Landscape painting is not Cesan's only subject matter.
  7.  Georgina Hunt Crescent Beach, B.C. Canadian wilderness, particularly the Rockies
  8. Gerald Squires St. John's, Newfoundland. A member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the Arts
  9. Doug Purdon Toronto, Ontario. Proficient in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting, and a Winsor & Newton rep for many years, this artist is         a fount of information.
  10. Robert Genn Vancouver, B.C. A prolific and popular painter who travelled the world painting en plein air (as well as the studio) and writing about the experience for Painters Keys. Painters Keys is a website Robert created to offer information, inspiration, advice, friendship and connectivity for artists worldwide. Robert Genn passed away in May 2014. His art and free Painters Key Newletter continues to managed by his daughter, Sara Genn.