July 24th, 2015 | By Prisca Campbell | Filed in AK NEWS
One of the perks of working in the Canadian Arctic is meeting interesting people, especially artists. There is a long tradition of southern artists travelling the north, camping in remote areas to spend time painting and sketching. Members of Canada's Group of Seven did it eighty years ago. This summer Canadian artist Cory Trepanier
is exploring the North, adding to his Into the Arctic Collection
. You can read his field journal
Cory Trepanier in Iqaluit
Cory has kindly sent us a selection of photos depicting him at work en plein air. He is experiencing excellent weather for painting outside, these last weeks of July. We will be posting the photos he shared with us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
One advantage to artists and photographers of travelling at this time of year to Iqaluit is the long twilight that comes each day the midnight sun shines. A beautiful hue is cast across the landscape that adds magic to a painting or photo.
To learn more about visiting Iqaluit for a weekend or a week, visit our Arctic Weekend Getaway
section of the website.