Story and photo by Will Geier. Canada has a long history of iconic and revered landscape painters. From Tom Thomson to Lawren Harris, many artists draw inspiration from the great wilderness of Canada and, although their time has passed, Calgary-based oil painter John F. Ross embodies the spirit of Canada’s historic painters, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of the genre.
Interview by William Geier. Photos by Leah Hennel. Leah Hennel is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer that works primarily for the Calgary Herald. Hennel has been a photographer for 15 years and is best known for her stunning images of the prairies that raised her. She has previously won multiple National Newspaper Awards, as well as many other honours.