Cory Trepanier - Plein Air in the Arctic

by Sarah Judson May 23, 2012

At the recent Plein Air Convention in Las Vegas, we enjoyed a conversation with Canadian painter Cory Trepanier. He's been making a living by painting outdoors since 1990, in both illustration and fine arts. Most recently (and remarkably), he has journeyed above the Arctic Circle with his oil paints and French easel to paint the vast and varied landscape of Nunavut Territory, which includes Baffin and Ellesmere Islands. His wife and two young daughters accompanied him on some of these expeditions. We also enjoyed watching his videos of the project, which shows him traveling by boat, plane and by foot, carrying a 100 lb. backpack. He encounters some dangerous wildlife, including grizzlies, polar bears and Arctic wolves (which fortunately were curious rather than predatory). We have all three of his videos in our store: A Painter's Odyssy, Into the Arctic and Into the Arctic II.   At the convention in Las Vegas, we provided him with a 5x7 Pocket Box, which came in handy, as he hadn't brought his easel with him. He had never painted cacti before...

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