Notable Painter Jean Claude Roy Joins Adventure Canada’s Newfoundland Circumnavigation
Adventure Canada has sailed Newfoundland and Labrador for over twenty years, teaming up with iconic filmmakers, authors, musicians, historians, and other local legends to provide guests with distinct destination experiences they cannot find anywhere else.
This year, the adventure travel company welcomes French artist Jean Claude Roy aboard its signature Newfoundland Circumnavigation expedition, embarking from St. John’s Newfoundland on June 24, 2015.
Roy is one of Newfoundland’s best-known landscape artists, famous for painting every single community on the island. He joins Adventure Canada guests aboard the eleven-day voyage, providing insight into Atlantic Canada’s artistic history and creative developments.
“We pride ourselves on offering travellers culturally diverse and intimate destination experiences aboard our ship and ashore,” said Cedar Swan, Adventure Canada CEO. “Jean Claude Roy is an renowned Newfoundland personality. His art captures the true essence of Newfoundland, and we’re thrilled he will share his story and vision with our guests.”
Jean Claude Roy was born in Rocheford-sur-Mer, on the west coast of France. He is a self-taught artist, whose landscape paintings reflect the heartfelt stories of the communities he visits.
His work is displayed in public and corporate collections across North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. He and his wife Christine also designed the legendary French Shore Tapestry, which is exhibited in Conche, Newfoundland.
In addition to the arts and culture programming, the Newfoundland Circumnavigation expedition features majestic icebergs, fjords, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and ample birding and whale watching. The journey begins in St. John’s, and travels to Terra Nova National Park, Conche, St. Anthony and L’Anse aux Meadows, Red Bay (in Labrador), Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland’s South Coast, and Saint-Pierre, France.
Roy will be joined by an outstanding team of Newfoundlanders who will speak to culture, natural history, anthropology and the arts on The Rock.