Bruno Côté adored the light in the Charlevoix region, an area that the Group of Seven
had visited and which was associated with Quebec icon René Richard
, the godfather of the Baie-Saint-Paul artists. Baie-Saint-Paul in Charlevoix becomes the family’s place of residence in 1978. This region north of Quebec City, where the torrent of the Saguenay River empties into the St. Lawrence, has been recreated in scene after scene in Côté’s work. Côté rarely works in his studio, instead preferring to capture Charlevoix first-hand.
In 1980 Bruno Cote takes a journey in the Rockies – the first of many expeditions from Vancouver to Newfoundland and he began he began to Canadian landscapes. A truly Canadian painter, he is recognized across Canada, the United States and abroad as one of Canada’s leading landscape artist.
His paintings have been given as official presents, most notably to the Scottish Parliament from the Canadian government in 2008.