Into the Arctic

Paintings of Canada’s Changing North

By (artist): Cory Trépanier
Commentaries by: Todd Wilkinson
ISBN 9781771603423
Hardcover | Publication Date: October 19, 2020
Book Dimensions: 11.725 in x 10.75 in
168 Pages

About the Book

A work of art unto itself, this impressive art book highlights over a decade of awe-inspiring oil paintings of the Canadian Arctic by Cory Trépanier, and features essays about the North by Todd Wilkinson and other contributors.

With a backpack full of painting, filming and camping gear, Cory Trépanier traversed more than 40,000 kilometres through six Arctic national parks and 16 Arctic communities—and exploring many more places in between—in a biosphere so remote and untouched that most of its vast landscape had never been painted before.

Into the Arctic represents the most ambitious body of artwork ever dedicated to the Canadian Arctic. Featuring vivid and unforgettable imagery and engaging essays that will inspire and educate, this collection enables readers to experience Cory’s evocative and authentic vision of a land that few have had the opportunity to even visit, let alone preserve on canvas. This is a place where remoteness no longer offers the protection it once did from an uncertain future that will impact us all.

About the Author(s)

Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and author. He is the founder of Mountain Journal, and his work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications, ranging from National Geographic and Christian Science Monitor to The Washington Post and many others (on topics of environment, art, culture and business) in-between. He is author of several books, including the critically-acclaimed Science Under Siege: The Politicians’ War on Nature and Truth and Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet and Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek: An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone. Todd lives in Bozeman, Montana, USA.

Cory Trépanier's art has been featured in media around the globe, and his film documentaries have been broadcast internationally. Canadian Geographic Magazine named Trépanier one of Canada's Top 100 Living Explorers. He is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of The Explorers Club, which presented him with its highest award, the Stefansson Medal. Through his unique vision, expressed through art, films, public speaking, and online media, Cory hopes to inspire others with our planet’s natural wonders. He lives in Caledon, Ontario.