Arctic Quest
In 2006, twenty-five artists marked the 100th anniversary of Amundsen’s 1906 navigation through the Northwest passage with a journey of their own.
Painting shown is part of the Vancouver Maritime Museum's permanent collection.
Robert Amirault
Painting by Robert AmiraultArtist's statement

My trip to Canada's high Arctic was looking through a finely cut gem and seeing the world's skeleton. The incredible reserved beauty of the landscape, spectacular colour in the sea, sky and ice formations, breathtaking animals existing the best they can in a changing climate, and native Canadians challenged by the environment and their living conditions, but surviving nonetheless.

Shrinking Glacier
11" x 14"
Oil on Canvas


Robert AmiraultBob is a self taught painter working in a representational style. Many of Bob's watercolours and oils are painted on location in different parts of rural Ontario, the Maritimes and other locations outside Canada.

Bob has exhibited in group shows in Toronto and London, Ontario in the 60's. Annual exhibits were held in the historic Heintzman House in Thornhill through the late 1970's to 80's. In 1984 he was part of a two-man exhibition in a restored castle in Stia, Italy.

Since 1989, shows have been held at the Whitten Gallery, King City; Buckingham Fine Art, Markham and Uxbridge; The Waterleaf Gallery, Richmond Hill and the McKay Art Centre in Unionville.

Currently Bob's work is shown at: The Ethel Curry Gallery, Haliburton; Buckingham Fine Art, Uxbridge; BRUSH. The Distillery District, Toronto and Sign of the Whale, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. You can also view his work at

Bob's work is in the collections of corporate and private collectors in the U.S., Italy and across Canada.

Elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1981, Bob became the 1st Vice-President in 1982. He held that position for 2 years and was a Director of Society until 1987. He was invited to join The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1997.

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