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.
Heidi Burkhardt
Painting by Heidi BurkhardtArtist's statement

Thoughts on climate change in the Arctic: The bears we watched on Monumental Island were roaming on barren land waiting for ice. They need to hunt food, we learned. They don't eat all summer. Wouldn't it be tragic if the ice never came, and they had to fast to death...

Arctic Sovereignty Deserted (Dundas Harbour, Lancaster Sound)
16" x 35"
Oil on Canvas

Heidi BurkhardtHeidi began painting watercolours en plein air in her mid teens. She continues to paint the great Canadian landscape in watercolour and oil on Georgian Bay summers and intermittently anywhere else in the world on her painting trips. She has spent a year in Japan studying pottery and remains a devoted part time ceramist.

Heidi has been an enthusiastic educator with the Toronto District School Board for 30 years. She has in that time completed nine large murals commissioned by Scarborough Public Schools as well as set designs and paintings for various drama productions.

A member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Heliconian Club and Riverdale Artwalk.

Heidi lives in Toronto. She has painted in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe as well as Canada.

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