Experience an art retreat with award winning Canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison at his studio in the Laurentians or in Ottawa or in tuscany, italy

No painting experience required.   Medium – oil on canvas.

Gift certificates available.



nine-day art retreat with gordon harrison in newfoundland in june 2020 – one space left

enjoy days of plein-air painting (no experience required) and days of leisure in one of the most beautiful regions of canada – newfoundland with its colourful houses, rugged coastlines, infinite sea, fishing villages, amazing landscapes and sweetest people.  we will be painting in trinity, bonavista, port sexton, pickle cove, red cliff and keels.


accommodations – we will be staying at the historical russelltown inn and four of their vacation properties.


cost – $3000 per person – two participants per room – $700 supplement for a single room – includes accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners, ground transportation in newfoundland and coaching.  Excludes art supplies (approx $100) and airfare. 50% deposit required to reserve a space – you may also pay the deposit over 12 months.

limited to 25 participants.


nine-day art retreat with gordon harrison in tuscany, italy in may 2019 – full

enjoy days of plein-air painting (no experience required) and days of leisure in one of the most beautiful regions of italy – tuscany, the birthplace of the italian renaissance.


we will be painting in panzano, amole, road, montefioralle, castello di volpaia, florence and sienna and staying at the il palagio wine estate located in the heart of tuscany, half way between florence and sienna.  just a short walk away is the friendly little town of panzano in chianti, still considered by lovers of tuscany to be the region’s best kept secret.


cost — $3500 for tuscany includes coaching, accommodations, all breakfasts and dinners at the villa and transportation in tuscany.  excludes flights, shipping of paintings back to canada (minimal cost) and painting material (approximately $130).   rooms are shared by two participants, two twin beds,  and have a private bathroom.  50% deposit required to reserve a space – you may also pay the deposit over 12 months.

limited to 20 participants.



four-day art retreat at gordon harrison’ studio in the laurentians in 2018   2019   2020

Coaching, accommodations, meals and activities included. Arrive 2 p.m. Thursday and depart 3 p.m. Sunday.

cost—$1200 dorm style (3 to 4 participants share the dorm – a very large room and bathroom beside the studio) or $1600 per person –  shared suite between two participants with private bathroom, plus painting supplies. Coaching, meals and activities included.

Add additional days to your stay before and after the retreat — $137.50 per person per night for suite accommodations and $100 per person per night for dorm accommodations.

Gordon Harrison continues to find great inspiration in the Laurentians that have surrounded him since his childhood.

Gordon remembers as a young boy, touring the lake and its islands and visiting his friends only to return home in a boat that resembled an island of its own, as he struggled with a boat overflowing with the many trees he wanted to transplant on his family property. The trees are still there today and proudly tell the story of a little boy who had found a passion for our Canadian landscape.

His studio and 5-star rated bed and breakfast on Lac-des-Îles offers spectacular views of sunrises and sunsets and breathtaking landscapes showcasing our Canadian seasons year-round.

Limited to 10 participants.


reserve now for the laurentians in  2019   2020

2018 – full



7 to 10 february 2019 – 3 spaces available

11 to 14 july 2019 – 3 spaces available

12 to 15 september 2019 –  5 spaces available

17 to 20 october 2019 – 4 spaces available



6 to 9 February 2020 – 10 spaces available

16 to 19 July 2020 – 10 spaces available

15 to 18 October 2020 – 10 spaces available

Other dates available year-round on request for groups of 5 or more.



2-day art retreat at gordon harrison’ studio in ottawa in 2018   2019   2020


The studio of award winning canadian landscape artist Gordon Harrison is first and foremost a tranquil refuge where he can put his passion onto canvas. Every now and then, of course, he shares his den with others, transforming it temporarily into a classroom where he shares his techniques and coaches people, whether they wish to learn how to paint or just need a few tips from a professional.

In the spring of 2013, the studio relocated to 67 Rideau Terrace, the original home in which Gordon Harrison hosted his very first vernissage. The studio is located in the community of New Edinburgh in Ottawa, and now occupies the entire ground floor of the former residence of Alison Harrison, the artist’s mother. The artist and his partner-gallerist reside on the upper two floors of the residence. Renovation of the structure has opened up wide spaces bathed in natural light, as well as functional areas for the storage and drying room for paintings. The new setting is tranquil and quiet—a perfect location for the artist to create his colourful landscapes, in his very own home. This urban studio is where Gordon Harrison continues to coach young people, adults and other artists in the art of landscape painting on canvas, and where special exhibits like the Annual Garden Exhibit and Fall Rhapsody Show are held annually.


Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4 pm.

cost—$700 plus painting supplies.  Breakfast and lunch included on both days.

accommodation if required: $100 per person per night or $150 for 2 people. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Limited to 9 participants.


reserve now for ottawa for 2019  2020

2018 – full



16 and 17 february 2019 – full

28 and 29 september 2019 – 1 space available



12 and 13 january 2020

2 and 3 february 2020

2 and 3 march 2020

6 and 7 april 2020

4 and 5 may 2020

15 and 16 june 2020

1 and 2 september 2020

17 and 18 october 2020

2 and 3 november 2020


Other dates available year-round on request for groups of 5 or more.

painting supplies

All supplies are available at the artist’s studio.  $50 small painting up to 20X20 – $75 up to 30X30 – $100 up to 36X36.



to reserve, contact the gordon harrison canadian landscape gallery

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation.