Greg Hardy’s paintings of dense roiling skies over Lac la Ronge and of the airy Saskatchewan plains are suffused with the energy before a storm, where light is magnified and the air is charged.
“Desolate ranch country has always fascinated me. There is something about the extreme isolation that has a timeless quality, and the aridness makes the landscape feel more minimal. I want each painting to have the sense that the moment it describes has been triggered by something psychological. I want people to feel the space as opposed to just see it. When I am out in the middle of Lac la Ronge or walking in the Grasslands I feel that I am in this cathedral that is greater than any man-made cathedral.”