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Halin de Repentigny

Photo of Halin de RepentignyHalin de Repentigny is an acclaimed artist with paintings held in national and international collections. Originally from Montreal, Halin first made his name when he moved to Dawson City, Yukon. He became well known for his depictions of life in Canada’s Klondike, interpreting the beauty and majesty of the remote northern wilderness and capturing it on canvas. Through the early years spent living on the land in the far north Halin continued to paint the world he had grown to love. His love of landscape, colour and light is now manifested in his winter home in Patagonia, Argentina while the Klondike summers continue to inspire his work.

After more than forty years of painting Halin’s style is mature and confident. His textures are sophisticated, luxurious and luminescent. Halin says the “the right light is like a jewel, I know a painting works when it creates its own light.”

The light Halin refers to gives his images a layered glass effect, producing tension and drama, which is highlighted by tonal contrasts accentuating the vibrancy of colour.

For Halin an artist should always be evolving,“especially as a painter, you should be getting better and better, and you should see the change. If the painter is doing the same as 20 years ago, something is wrong - he’s stagnant.”

The immediacy of the environment is now Halin’s canvas, and he demonstrates that in his innate ability for style, proportion, light and the courage to experiment and paint from the heart without knowing the outcome.

“When I go into my studio or go outside to paint I never know what I am going to do. Most of my painting is impulsive, driven by emotion. I feel that after all this time, I am just starting to truly understand how my emotion is transferred to the canvas.”

Halin de Repentigny: Creek Halin de Repentigny: To Wernecke Mountain Halin de Repentigny: Cache At Worm Lake
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
To Wernecke Mountain
28 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Cache At Worm Lake
20 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Oil on Panel   
Halin de Repentigny: Blue Tin Halin de Repentigny: Hart River Halin de Repentigny: Wounded Bank
Blue Tin
20 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Oil on Panel   
Hart River
20 x 24 x 1.5 in.   Oil on Panel   
Wounded Bank
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas   
Halin de Repentigny: Cut Bank #1 Halin de Repentigny: High Contrast Sky Halin de Repentigny: Gauchos Horses
Cut Bank #1
24 x 30 in.   Oil on Panel   
High Contrast Sky
40 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas   
Gauchos Horses
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Halin de Repentigny: Trois Bateaux Halin de Repentigny: Orange Beam Halin de Repentigny: Hill on the Dempster
Trois Bateaux
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Orange Beam
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Hill on the Dempster
30 x 40 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas
Halin de Repentigny: Bouquet Halin de Repentigny: Fire Woods Halin de Repentigny: Gem Water
30 x 40 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas   
Fire Woods
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Gem Water
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Halin de Repentigny: Cut Bank with Poplar Halin de Repentigny: Middle Day
Cut Bank with Poplar
10 x 12 in.   Oil on canvas
Middle Day
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas

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