A fellow of the Explorer’s Club and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Caledon artist Cory Trépanier is an oil painter, and filmmaker, with a passion for capturing Canada’s incredible wilderness on canvas. Close interaction with his subject through extensive exploration transforms his canvases into compelling paintings. Viewers are faced with more than a representation of a place and time; they are transported there through the artist’s unique vision.
In 2006, Cory launched his multi-year Into The Arctic project to create a collection of 50 oil paintings from the remote corners of the Canadian north. He completed 3 extensive Arctic expeditions, exploring and preserving magnificent and fragile landscapes on canvas that are seldom seen or painted.
In addition, he’s been sharing the experience with others through film, including his Canadian Screen Award nominated feature length Into The Arctic II documentary. In addition to airing on CBC and numerous other channels in Canada and abroad, Cory has also screened in 10 cities during his Into The Arctic II Film Tour.
In July of 2013, Cory launched chapter one of TrueWild: A Legacy for the National Parks. a new multi-year wilderness legacy project that aims to creatively engage – through fine art, films, online content, mainstream media, public speaking and more – millions of people in the years to come with Canada’s spectacular wild places.
He undertook his first TrueWild Expedition: a month-long journey to the Yukon’s Kluane National Park, where he painted and filmed Mount Logan, the highest peak in Canada, hiked the Donjek Route, and rafted the Alsek River.
Visit www.truewild.ca for the latest as TrueWild unfolds.
More about Cory’s Into The Arctic Project.
More about Cory’s Into The Arctic II Film Tour.