"Grown Over", oil on linen, 12" x 7.25", by Cory Trepanier

"A couple of springs ago, my daughter Andie and I headed out for a little mini adventure: a paddle down the Humber River from Bolton to Kleinburg. To make it more of an outing, we brought our camping gear and pitched our tent at one of the many bends along the waterway. It was great father-daughter bonding, and her first chance to take the bow of the canoe in moving water, which she quickly adapted to. It was also a trip of discovery, one being this abandoned bridge that we could barely make out as we floated under it. This summer, with the help of Google Earth, I retraced our route and found that I could access it on foot from a nearby road. As I approached the old structure, which is part of the Humber Valley Trail, I began to preconceive a view from down along the river bank looking up. But I quickly realized just how grown over the site was, hiding most of the bridge when viewed from below. Instead, I found this perspective, enjoying the angles and textures of the bridge in a more intimate composition."

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The fine art of Cory Trepanier has inspired and engaged thousands with the beauty of our lands, waters and skies. His interaction with his subject through extensive exploration transforms his canvases into compelling paintings in oil. His quickly rising profile has been aided by the multi-facetted approach taken to his career and has gained him extensive exposure on television, radio, print and the internet. Cory has also applied his creative talents to the production of his own television documentaries, and through public speaking. Through these ongoing efforts a vast audience is becoming aware of his work and the subjects he paints, making the name Cory Trepanier synonymous with our landscape and the exploration of it.