Colours of Canada


Colours of Canada: An Artist's Palette

As we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, we search for what makes us Canadian. 

In the words of former Prime Minister Mackenzie King, "In this new world, great painters are fewer than in older countries, but it may be said of Homer Watson that he won for his native land, distinction and honour in recognized art circles throughout the world."

Watson's evocative depictions of the Canadian landscape are technically the result of his careful orchestration of colour, line and light while emotionally drawing from a deep well of life experience. Through this powerful combination he produced works of art that provoke emotion and thought from the viewer and speak honestly to the human condition, our environment and what it is to be Canadian.