Halin de Repentigny

"The right light is like a jewel, I know a painting works when it creates its own light.”

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About Halin

Halin de Repentigny is an acclaimed artist with paintings held in national and international collections. Originally from Montreal, Halin first made his name when he moved to Dawson City, Yukon. He became well known for his depictions of life in Canada’s...

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What some are saying

"I have been collecting Halin's for a number of years, and recently purchased two more from the wonderful collection on this site. It was very hard to choose with so many beautiful works. The paintings arrived extremely well packed, and in perfect shape. The pieces we chose are a source of fond recollections of the Yukon - a place we love to visit and one that Halin masterfully portrays in his art."

Dr Ian Weir
Oakville, Ontario

“Halin de Repentigny's experience living on the land and working as a trapper gives him a unique perspective on painting the Yukon. His commitment to painting on location brings an understanding of colour and light few others are able to achieve. de Repentigny is connected to his roots in Quebec, influenced by the looseness of Rene Richard's Laurentian landscapes, partnered with Charles Gagnon and Maurice Cullen’s handling of light. These influential predecessors help lay the foundation for de Repentigny’s own vision.”

Michael Warren
Madrona Gallery, Victoria BC 

“As an avid art lover and collector, seldom do I come across artists that are able to capture the essence of their subject, a fleeting moment in time or an intrinsic feeling through a seemingly effortless series of only a few gestures. Halin de Repentigny’s artworks are a reflection of his ability to do just that. Not until you’ve seen the way the light hits a Yukon mountain peak at a particular time of day in late fall or early summer or you meet the likeness of one of his subjects with unique mannerisms and candor do you realize how tuned-in, he truly is, nor how much his paintings embody sights and feelings both beautiful and authentic. Halin is a true talent and I’m so grateful to be able to collect his renderings of moments captured and never forgotten."

Suzy Sabla
Vice President
Creative Marketing & Sales at ARTContent Editions Limited, Vancouver BC

“Halin’s art brings my walls to life. It gives them a story to tell. I love the movement in the pieces and the emotions they evoke. They remind me of places I have been and inspire dreams of places I have yet to visit. I am the very happy owner of 8 Halin paintings. I am not sure if that makes me a collector or just a very big fan!"

Allison Rippin
Armstrong Environmental Consultant
Halifax, Nova Scotia 

" I have always found Halin’s paintings to be brilliantly expressive of the Yukon’s landscapes and the Dawson area’s world-renowned heritage and culture."

Dr Brendan Hanley
Yukon's Chief Medical
Officer of Health
Whitehorse, Yukon

“ I had the wonderful opportunity of watching the great master, Halin paint in person, and let me tell you, ‘he paints with pure passion, and his body just moves with the canvas like no other painter I’ve seen before.’ Watching Halin paint is like watching a master paint from the old days. The passion, the energy, the emotion flow through him, when Halin paints it’s a magical sight to witness.”

Walter Krancl
Oshawa, Ontario 

"More than 25 years ago I purchased my first original piece of art, it was a Halin 'Munition Shack', and I've never tired of its beauty and Halin's mastery with a brush and paint. Recently I purchased another Halin, 'Fall FInger', I chose it because of the rich colours and bold strokes. I'm overjoyed with my new treasure. Thanks Halin, and don't ever stop painting."

Lise de Moissac

“ I love his impressionistic brush strokes and northern subjects.”

Carla Bendixen
Winnipeg, Manitoba

“Excellent artista Excellent persona.Un gran Amigo …hugs.”

Piojitoo Maita
Buenos Aires, Argentina

"I bought Halin's painting, 'Gorge,' because the color and the brush strokes impressed me, as well as the fact one could look at it and even though we understand what we are viewing, there is still a certain degree of abstraction."

Barry Nemish
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Edmonton, Alberta