Gallery: Wayne Larsen

Love of nature reflected in Laurentian landscape paintings

Wayne Larsen began painting in 1975, and has since produced many canvases depicting Quebec’s Laurentian mountains and the rural Eastern Townships, as well as scenes of Ontario and Alberta. The Group of Seven and their contemporaries have always been of particular interest to him; he has been collecting books and articles on the subject for nearly forty years.

Wayne grew up in Montreal’s east end and in Val David, Quebec, where he spent a lot of time fishing and climbing the local mountains. He studied Fine Arts at Champlain College and later earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from Concordia University, where he has been a full- and part-time faculty member in the Journalism Department since 2003.

As an author, he has written four books on Canadian art. His 2009 biography of A.Y. Jackson, The Life of a Landscape Painter, received much critical acclaim and reached the number-two position on the Globe and Mail’s national bestseller list (art books). He often lectures at universities, museums and other cultural institutions on Impressionism, early 20th-century Canadian art, and contemporary media issues.

He lives in Montreal and Val David with his wife, the art historian Darlene Cousins.

These recent landscape paintings by artist Wayne Larsen are available for sale at very reasonable prices for the upcoming holiday season. Comprised of oil or acrylic on canvas, the majority of them depict scenes of Quebec’s Laurentian region. For more information—including prices and to view additional works not shown here—you may contact him directly at 514 660-4434 or by email at

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  1. Sharon Phillip

    Hello. My daughter Tracey Phillip told me about you this morning and I had to look you up on line because she said your art is fantastic and also your interest in the Group of Seven peeked my interest
    She told me of your good fortune in meeting some of the family of one of the artists and were privileged to get some of the unfinished works. What a treat. She did not know the name of the artist of the Group of Seven that the unfinished works derived from, but immediately I thought of Tom Thomson for some reason.
    All that to say I too am an artist, although a very amateur one at best, and I can appreciate what a thrill it must have been for you as it would have been for me even at my level. I looked at your works and they are wonderfully done. I can see your love of nature from your childhood embedded in them. Great work,,
    Congratulations in your ongoing ventures with art

    Sharon Phillip

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