John Hartman

Lake Huron

Looking North from Above Cunningham’s Channel

Looking North from Above Cunningham’s Channel
2014
Oil on linen
76.2 x 152.4 cm
Government of Ontario Art Collection

I spend each summer on an island south of Britt in the archipelago of islands that forms the eastern shoreline of Georgian Bay. I work directly from nature, making small landscape paintings of the flat, rocky shoreline, and the changeable sky and water that make this area so intriguing to paint. The Bay is my home landscape. I know it intimately, carry it around with me, refer all other landscapes to it. It has determined my sense of scale, light and colour, and enters all my work.

John Hartman sketching at Inside Head Island

John Hartman sketching at Inside Head Island
Photo courtesy of the artist