Paul Fournier’s (1939-) artistic impulses lead him into a dizzying maze of sharp contrasts on canvas. Starting with his love of spontaneity, he creates vivid scenes in meticulously planned out fashion; skilled as a draftsman, he relies on spellbinding colours; disciplined and dynamic, he obsesses – like his idol, J.M.W. Turner – over the “indistinct”. The fine balancing act between contrasting tendencies in his art exposes deep convictions about the beauty and wonder associated with the natural world. He raises, as one critic has remarked, “the elements of nature to a more poetic realm”.


  • Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
  • National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
  • Pollock Gallery
  • David Mirvish Gallery
  • Klonaridis Gallery
  • Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto

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