Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Graham Robinson's Modern Canoe Tripping Art

While searching the web for pics on wanigans, I came across the artwork of fellow Toronto resident Graham Robinson. His "Coureur Des Bois" series showcases a seasoned paddler (who looks a whole lot like a paddling friend Rob S from the WCHA) using a mix of traditional and modern canoe gear.  Hope you find Graham's artwork as inspiring and appealing as I do!

18x24" acrylic on canvas

20x24" Acrylic on canvas

"Coureur Des Bois: Centre Flip"
 20x24" Acrylic on canvas

"Follow What i Say...Not What I've Done"
24X18"  Acrylic on canvas

Artist  Graham Robinson

Here's the bio from his  website:
Robinson takes his artistic inspiration from classic scenes of Canadiana. An avid adventurer, his paintings and illustrations are inspired by his travels across Northern Canada. Robinson works with a skewed and somewhat surreal approach to memories past where wanigans, barrels, canoes, and paddles all appear in familiar yet fictitious stages. His work often contains fable like narratives which reflect on the solidarity of the human psyche and consider the fragile state of our natural environment.
Graham Robinson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1987. He is currently enrolled at the Ontario College of Art and Design and has exhibited his work in galleries across North America since the age of 17. 

Looking forward to more cool canoe related art. In the meantime, anyone wishing to contact Graham can find his email address on his blogspot profile page HERE.


Paddleboarding said...

Wow, I LOVE these. Such great pieces of artwork, normally these types have a very old school feel, but these give very cool modern touches. I especially love the 2nd one, perfect for the vacation house. Thanks for sharing these!

Anonymous said...

LOL! Indeed they do look like me, with all the familiar accoutrements.


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