About :

My painting process involves direct observation of nature and I am always fascinated by the ever-changing interaction of light with the waves, the cliffs, the rocky shores and the surrounding forests.

To create original paintings I use traditional mediums such as oil, watercolour, pastel and graphite.

I am inspired by the peaceful but rugged landscapes of the Gaspé Peninsula and by it’s maritime history.

With my artworks, I want  the viewer to experience the beauty of  places such as Forillon National park, Percé Rock, Bonaventure Island and other nearby areas.


Bio :

- Born in Percé, Québec 1961.

- Studied fine arts at the Université du Québec in Montréal between 1983    and 1986.

- Worked as captain for whale watching boat tours.

- Established my own art gallery in Percé in 2000 where my paintings are on display.

- Part of the Amphibia-Nature Environmental Research Group.

- My paintings are found in private collections in Canada, United States and Europe.

Commission an original painting :

I would be glad to work with you to create a piece of art that will bring to life your vision. 

Don't hesitate to contac me : artdonaldcahill@hotmail.com

Publications authored by Donald Cahill :


An analysis of Jacques Cartier's exploration of the Gaspé coast, 1534    







Les chaloupes morutières utilisées sur les côtes de la Nouvelle-France vers 1650 (Neptunia, 2014).






 Mont Sainte-Anne

Synthèse des connaissances des massifs du mont Sainte-Anne et du   mont Blanc de l'arrondissement naturel de Percé (2012).




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