Artist Laurie J Cochrane

Thank you to the  Quest Art Gallery and School for encouraging the members to discuss their art practice with others.  On a crisp cold spring morning, I drove down the highway with the sun glistening on the granite rocks and tall pines.  It was a beautiful drive to Midland, Ontario to record the below interview. 

Included in the video are scenes from the coast of Western Australia and the rivers of Northern Ontario, my two favorite landscapes. 


You may remember my summer plein air... how quickly the seasons change.


It's time to get out the water colour paints and paper.  Fresh and Spontaneous sketches from my river trips.

Resilience, strength are a few words that come to mind when I observe these river pines.

Summer kayaking is an activity I enjoy. New perspectives for new paintings and seeing the shoreline up close.  This quiet and gentle mode of travel on the bay is a must try experience.

This is an incredible show of native wild irises on the shores of the French River. Monet, Van Gogh, and Cochrane are all artists that use this flower as subject matter for a painting.

A true sense of accomplishment when you can hike the Crack at Killarney Provincial Park and reach the top to stand near the lone pine. I look forward to framing the small oil painting I did of this famous pine. 

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