Halin de Repentigny "Chilkoot Pass Cabin"
Halin de Repentigny "Chilkoot Pass Cabin" oil on canvas15 1/2" x 19 1/2"
Halin de Repentigny is well known for his depictions of life in Canada's far north, especially his scenes of traditional Yukon life in and around Dawson City.
Although Halin has continued to live a rustic lifestyle, both the Yukon and his style have changed over the past 30 years in which he has been painting the territory. This evolution has taken him from the small paintings of cabins and dog teams that made his name, to the brink of abstraction, with big canvases of sundogs and northern lights painted with large pallet knife strokes and daring use of colour.
Recently Halin has come to look at the Yukon with a softer eye. Taking his easel out into the bush to paint the evolution of the seasons “en plein air”, challenging himself to work outside the confines of the studio and use direct observation. This show of paintings from “the open air” will be Halin’s first solo show in over two years.