In collaboration with painter Ruby Ewen, we have organised an exhibit featuring close-up paintings of Gatineau Park!
Visiting the exhibit is free and, if you buy a painting, 50% of the proceeds will go to our Cameron-Purenne fund for research with which we fund scientific research in or about the Park!
Come and see these beautiful paintings inspired by our Park!
Where? At the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.
When? During the Visitor Centre opening hours.
For more information and pictures, go to our Webiste.
You can also purchase paintings that are not display in the exhibit (featured only on our Website).
Ruby Ewen - Artist's Statement
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.