Michael Compeau

Michael Compeau’s paintings are inspired by the lush landscapes and natural wonders that surround him.

September 20, 2022 | | Arts

Painter Michael Compeau describes his impressionistic landscapes as “simply an attempt at transferring a sense of awe.” Indeed, whether offering a breathtaking view of a country road or an up-close meditation on how raindrops ripple the surface of a lake, his paintings shimmer with wonderment.

Charged With Grandeur 48″ x 72″ oil on aluminum panel

Relations (#3) 40″ x 60″ oil on canvas

Michael says he finds inspiration hiking the Bruce Trail, puttering around in his “little fishing boat,” or visiting his daughter on the East Coast. Working with oil paints, the trained landscape architect and retired high school art teacher has lately been painting on engineered aluminum, the kind used for billboards, as a more permanent medium than canvas. Extra insurance, perhaps, that his fleeting moments of joy last forever.

Branch of Blueberries 36″ x 48″ oil on canvas

Willoughby Road 48″ x 60″ oil on canvas

See Michael’s work September 28 to October 30 at Noodle Gallery in the Alton Mill Arts Centre.  michaelcompeau.blogspot.com


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Tralee Pearce is an associate editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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