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Vladimir Horik is the son of an Ukrainian immigrant father and a Canadian mother from Alberta. During his childhood, which was not always easy because of his parents’ divorce, he developed a taste for nature, mountains and landscapes in general. This reflects on his artwork today.
When he was 15, Horik worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway in Edmonton. He did not care much for this job, so when he was 17 he enlisted in the Canadian Forces, where he served from 1956 to 1965. He painted his first pieces while he was in the military. After he left the army, he started studying fine arts in 1965. He was part of the first group to graduate from the Québec School of Fine Arts. In the 70s, he moved to Charlevoix and from 1976, he decided to start working solely on painting.
He is known for his magnificent Charlevoix landscapes, painted with delicacy and with an incredible attention to details. The lighting and choice of vibrant, almost surrealistic colours give his landscapes warmth and uniqueness. His pieces are both typical and original. Horik’s passion for Charlevoix’s landscapes and his love for nature is always present and tangible in his art.