Doug Hook (1943 - ) originally from Toronto is a Northern Ontario artist who lives on St. Joseph Island near Sault Ste. Marie. He began painting at the age of five and went on to study under renowned watercolourist John Joy and Zoltan Szabo. This year marks Doug’s 42nd anniversary as a full-time painter.
A listed Canadian painter he is represented by:
National Gallery of Canada - Library and Archives Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives Toronto Reference Library
Doug has paintings in corporate and private collections throughout the world including collections of William Davis, David Peterson and the late Pierre Trudeau.
Among his accomplishments, he had a private audience with Philip the Prince of Wales and presented him with one of his paintings, which is now part of the permanent collection of the Prince.
His watercolor range is impressive having created over 1,500 watercolour paintings....he's created landscapes, historical sites, ships and wildlife subjects and was commissioned to paint the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow Aircraft during the Diefenbaker years.
Sault Ste. Marie has been a centre for high profile artists for generations. The legendary Group of Seven, who exquisitely captured the Algoma region in watercolor, perhaps most famously popularized the region in the early part of the 20th century. In order to explore the northern landscape, The Group of Seven would rent a boxcar from the Algoma Central Railway, head north and live and work out of it for several weeks a year between 1918 and 1923. Enthusiasts still explore the same Northern Ontario landscapes that the group captured on canvas almost a century ago. And Ken Danby was born and painted here, as well.
This lithograph is a signed Artist's Proof of a winter watercolor before two ancient birch trees with a massive snow covered field beyond. We're looking at a stubborn Canadian winter visual that's raw and beautiful.
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Frame: 22" x 28" Image: 16" x 22"