Greg Hardy is a nationally-renowned landscape painter associated with the school of Western Canadian landscape painters, including Dorothy Knowles. His moody and colour-rich paintings depict the Canadian prairies as well as Lac La Ronge in Northern Saskatchewan, on the edge of the Canadian Shield. Hardy begins his process by creating sketches in the wilderness or from the vantage point of his kayak and canoe. The sketches are used in his studio to recall a specific location, weather and time of day. He then interprets this memory using colour and light.
Born in Saskatchewan in 1950, Greg Hardy’s work is included in many corporate and museum collections in Canada and around the world. Museum collections include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and Glenbow Museum, Calgary.