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Malcolm Surette

   Popular Artist


Primarily a landscape artist, he was born in 1940 and raised in the small Acadian community of Surette’s Island in Nova Scotia.  In the late 1950s he moved to Ottawa and began a federal government career that spanned 38 years.  Now retired, he lives in Gatineau and devotes his full time to painting.

He is a self-taught artist who has studied relentlessly the technique of painting in oils.  He draws his inspiration from nature, particularly from the shores of Nova Scotia and rural Québec.  His travels throughout the world reinforced his appreciation for the medium and finally in 1995 he resumed his passion and joined the Ottawa School of Art.  His keen eye for contrasting colours, lights and shadows, has sharpened even further as he paints sweeping landscapes and water scenes. His work now hangs in Ontario, Québec, the Maritime provinces, British Columbia, in the United States (Maine, New York, Virginia, California, Minneapolis), as well as in France.  His solo show, “Mon Acadie,” was presented at the Théatre de l’Ile in Gatineau; also, the "3 Medi-Hommes show at the Old Chelsea Gallery.    

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25 pictures



Espace Pierre-Debain,  Aylmer Qc

Théatre de l’Ile, Hull Qc

Art au Pluriel, Hull Qc

Old Chelsea Gallery, Chelsea Qc

Nova Scotia Art Centre,  NS

Aylmer Arts Council, Aylmer Qc

Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa

Ottawa Arts Association, Ottawa

Centre Culturel, Gatineau Qc

Museum of Civilization, Gatineau

Réunion Mondiale des Acadiens,  NS

Federal Government Art Show, Ottawa

Chapters, Ottawa Ont

Arts Corner, Manotick Ont

L’Art de l’Outaouais, Hull Qc

Société des Arts Visuels de l’Outaouais

     (SAVO),  Gatineau Qc

Kingsmere Estates, Gatineau Qc

Children’s Hospital of Ontario (

      CHEO), Ottawa

College Algonquin, Ottawa

Rudder’s Restaurant, Yarmouth, NS

Place Next Door Restaurant, Ottawa Art in the Park, Ottawa

Artist Statement


I want to say something in my painting.  I want to evoke a feeling, preferably a good one, from my viewers.  I want to preserve on canvas the landscape that is disappearing so very quickly around us.  I feel privileged to have the talent, the time, and the love for painting.  I paint what I like and, if it pleases others, so much the better.  My paintings are all originals.


To Reach Me

Malcolm Surette
20 St-Arthur Street
Gatineau, Qc

(819) 568-9282