“The nomad, like the artist, will not on his journey unless he can envision a Promised Land.” – Jacques Attali
Dictionaries define the word voyage as a way or course taken, an attempt or undertaking, an enterprise, an expedition. Symbolically, a voyage illustrates the path one must follow to acquire knowledge or reach a higher spiritual dimension. The pilgrim’s voyage always brings him back to his point of departure. The soul’s voyage expresses a search for happiness, truth and immortality. Physical movement infers the conquest of new territory. A voyage is a long journey of exploration and discovery.
All definitions befitting in fact the timeless works of painter Joseph-Richard Veilleux as intermediaries between the world of the spirit and the wold of the living. Observe the precarious boats swaying through the tides, winds and waves! Watch the blue of the sea coalesce with the blue of the sky! See the passengers’ worried faces as they try to protect themselves with fragile umbrellas against the soaring elements splitting the atmosphere!
Text by Michel Bois
Joseph-Richard Veilleux r.c.a. will be showing his works at Galerie Bernard in Montréal from August 18 to September 17, 2016. Opening August 17, in presence of the artist.
“The nomad, like the artist, will not on his journey unless he can envision a Promised Land.” – Jacques Attali…
Gordon Harrison is a man of many parts, all of which have combined to make him one of the most successful Canadian landscape painters working today.
In September he won First Prize at the Rêves d’Automne 2014 painting contest in Baie Saint-Paul, in Charlevoix, Québec, where 140 prominent artists displayed 251 paintings, each bidding to capture the unofficial title of best Canadian landscape painter. He has also exhibited his work at what may be called the spiritual home of Canadian landscape painting, the McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg, just outside of Toronto, where all but one of the Group of Seven are buried.
For those who aren’t familiar with the spectacular natural beauty of the Charlevoix region, it has been captivating Quebec and Canadian landscape painters from the Group of Seven on down and Harrison has from time to time been called the eighth member of the Group of Seven.
Text by Noel Meyer
Gordon Harrison’s work is represented at the following venues: Galerie Perreault, 205 Saint Paul St., Québec, 418-692-4772; L’Express Gourmand, 31 Morin St., Sainte-Adèle, 450-229-1915; Les Fougères, 783 Route 105, Chelsea Qc, 819-827-8942; Gordon Harrison Canadian Landscape Gallery, 495 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, 613-746-6853; Petroff Gallery, 1016 Eglington Ave West, Toronto, 416-782-1696; In2Art Gallery, 136 Church St, Oakville, 905-582-6739; Peaks and Rafters Gallery, 162 Medora St., Port Carling, 705-765-6868; Ryan Fine Art Gallery, 3658 Muskoka, Hwy. 118 West, Port Carling, 705-765-1500; Rouge Gallery, 245 3rd Ave., Unit 200, Saskatoon, 306-955-8882; West End Gallery, 12308 Jasper Ave., NW, Edmonton, 780-488-4892; West End Gallery, 1203 Broad St., Victoria, 250-388-0009.
Gordon Harrison is a man of many parts, all of which have combined to make him one of the most successful Canadian landscape painters…