Shawn Robichaud - Northern Exposure

International Artist|April - May 2020

Shawn Robichaud - Northern Exposure
Canadian artist Shawn Robichaud aims to paint the mood, light and effects of his natural surroundings
Shawn Robichaud

Roosters on the Move, oil on canvas, 36 x 28 cm (14 x 11) Not a landscape scene, but nonetheless wanted to paint these roosters taken from my In-laws’ farm. I love how the light penetrates through the roosters comb and how the highlights reflect on his body. It was an absolute pleasure to paint this piece and felt I did it justice.

Where does one begin! I have been fascinated by art at a very early age in life, where my mother would find me quietly drawing in my room for countless hours while others were playing street hockey. Where I am today is the path my yesterday has brought me. Since my last painting in 1990, I have rekindled my passion after 27 years in what I would call hibernation. In late October 2017, I decided to pursue my love for painting again. It is without a doubt that I am a landscape artist, even though I have tried every form of media and applications and continue to this day doing pencil sketch, using dry pastels and so on. It is without question that painting with oils is my choice of medium.

I am blessed to live where I am, surrounded by nature once leaving the doorsteps of my home. While exploring for inspiration during my hikes, I am in constant pursuit of finding that unique image or photo which incorporates the rawness of our northern landscapes, its beauty of all four seasons along with their moods and colours. In my choosing the next painting, it needs to speak to me; I need to start visualizing myself painting it in my mind before choosing my work.


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April - May 2020