Vlamidir Horik

Vladimir Horik - The alchemist of colour



An accomplished artist, Vladimir Horik explores in a very personal way the many secrets held by the magnificent Charlevoix region. The harmony of his vibrant colours, spectacular light effects and bold brushwork is instantly recognizable.


Date and place of birth
Vladimir Horik was born of Ukrainian parents in Edmonton, Alberta on 14 February 1939. He grew up in Western Canada and still feels a deep love for the forest and the land. >>

Training and career
At the age of 17, driven by a thirst for adventure and travel, Vladimir joined the army. For nine years, as paratrooper and communications specialist, he had the opportunity to live in several provinces of Canada. In the early 1960s, he settled in Quebec and left the military to take formal training in art. He graduated from the École des beaux-arts in Quebec City and later earned a teaching certificate in plastic arts from Université Laval.

Since 1971, Horik has lived in the Charlevoix hinterland, a majestic natural setting he has made his own, where he has found peace and draws inspiration. In his light-filled studio with sweeping views of valley and mountain, Vladimir paints his beloved Charlevoix while calmly drawing on his pipe, surrounded by a host of evocative objects, his vibrant colours and brushes. For many years, this mature painter has achieved great success across Canada and in Europe.

His work and his art
Vladimir Horik explores his world of light in such a personal way that his generous brush strokes and sharp contrasts are immediately recognizable. Vladimir splashes his canvases with luminescent colours and powerful contrasts drawn from the twilight hours. His landscapes literally are inflamed with glowing embers of light imperceptibly softened by first snowfall. His bold brushstrokes create skies that must be seen firsthand to be believed!

The development of space is a key feature of Horik's work. A high or low-angle perspective in his paintings creates a feeling of vastness and space that actually allows his landscapes to breathe. Horik also has no hesitation in recreating landscapes by mixing or recomposing personal memories and setting them against elements that man or nature would never bring together. With his tools and supplies packed in a kit bag, he strikes out in search of fabulous images to feed his creative spirit. Exploring the hinterland as well as the shore, he is quick to venture off the beaten path in search of hidden beauty often unnoticed by the jaded eye.

Vladimir Horik is a very accomplished artist, often cited as one of the most talented and influential of his generation.

At La Galerie d'art Au P'tit Bonheur
Since 1986.

Vladimir Horik

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1997

Partial Archives
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Vladimir Horik - Reflets de Charlevoix

Vladimir Horik - Reflets de Charlevoix
48" x 24", 2020
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Vladimir Horik - Sainte-Rose-du-Nord sur le fjord du Saguenay

Vladimir Horik - Sainte-Rose-du-Nord sur le fjord du Saguenay
24" x 48", 2020
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Vladimir Horik - Dimanche soir en arrière pays

Vladimir Horik - Dimanche soir en arrière pays
30" x 40", 2020
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Vladimir Horik - Le Coeur des Éboulements

Vladimir Horik - Le Coeur des Éboulements
16" x 16", 2019
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Vladimir Horik - Le coeur de St-Joseph-de-la-Rive

Vladimir Horik - Le coeur de St-Joseph-de-la-Rive
36" x 30", 2020
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Vladimir Horik - Lumières rurales

Vladimir Horik - Lumières rurales
40" x 20", 2018
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Vladimir Horik - Samedi soir

Vladimir Horik - Samedi soir
16" x 20", 2018
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Vladimir Horik - Beginning Of Fall On The Back-Roads Of Charlevoix

Vladimir Horik - Beginning Of Fall On The Back-Roads Of Charlevoix
36" x 42", 1991
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Vladimir Horik - La Côte-Nord

Vladimir Horik - La Côte-Nord
20" x 40", 2017
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Vladimir Horik - Matin d’octobre dans les Laurentides

Vladimir Horik - Matin d’octobre dans les Laurentides
30" x 36", 2019
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Vladimir Horik - Après la tempête

Vladimir Horik - Après la tempête
20" x 40", 2019
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Vladimir Horik - Fin d’une journée parfaite, un samedi.

Vladimir Horik - Fin d’une journée parfaite, un samedi.
24" x 48" x 2", 2019
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Vladimir Horik - La rencontre de deux villages

Vladimir Horik - La rencontre de deux villages
72" x 30", 1999
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Vladimir Horik - La première neige

Vladimir Horik - La première neige
12" x 16", 2002
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Vladimir Horik - Perché aux Éboulements

Vladimir Horik - Perché aux Éboulements
24" x 30", 2019
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