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

No painting experience required.   Medium – oil on canvas.

Gift certificates available.


four-day art retreat at gordon harrison studio in the laurentians in 2021 and 2022

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

cost – $1700 per person –  shared suite between two participants with private bathroom. Coaching, meals and activities included.  Painting supplies available on site at cost – Approximately $150-180 for 3 paintings.   

payment – you may pay for the retreat over a 6 month period.

Add additional days to your stay before and after the retreat — $137.50 per person per night for suite accommodations – includes a full breakfast.

cancellation – the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.  The participant may change the date of the retreat to another retreat based on availability provided that the participant notifies the gallery in writing before the date of the retreat and another participate registers for the participant’s space.   If the participant is unable to participate in the retreat and notifies the gallery less than two months prior to the art retreat date or does not show up, the participant will be charged the remaining balance.  

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 8 participants.

reserve now for the laurentians in  2021 and 2022


8 to 11 July – 4 spaces available

12 to 15 August – full

14 to 17 October – full



17 to 20 February – 8 spaces available

7 to 10 July – 8 spaces available

11 to 14 August – 8  spaces available

13 to 16 October – 8  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 2021 and 2022

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 ($100 to $150 depending on size of canvases you select).  Breakfast and lunch included on both days.

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

cancellation–the fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.  The participant may change the date of the retreat to another retreat date based on availability provided that the participant notifies the gallery in writing and another participate registers for the participant’s reserved space.  If the Public Health regulations do not allow the session to take place, the participant will be able to reschedule to another session.

Limited to 9 participants.


reserve now for ottawa for 2021 and 2022


24 and 25 september – 3 spaces available

2 and 3 October – full

6 and 7 November – full



8 and 9 january – 7 spaces available

5 and 6 february – 7 spaces available

5 and 6 March – 8 spaces available

16 and 17 April – 8 spaces available

7 and 8 May – 8 spaces available

1 and 2 October – 8 spaces available

5 and 6 November – 8 spaces available

Private retreats for groups of 5 or more


We will be happy to arrange a private retreat for groups of 5 or more.



nine-day art retreat with gordon harrison in newfoundland in june 2022


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.


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.