They say winter is the best time of year - everything looks beautiful and lightweight even if covered by a thick blanket of snow. Every house smells of hot chocolate and the feeling of comfort and warmth is in the air. Winter often unites people and the magical atmosphere inspires artists everywhere to create fine works of art.

Richard Savoie is a Canadian painter known for his beautiful oil paintings of nature and urban environments. In the paintings of Richard Savoie, the subject is mysterious as they slowly walk further into the distance with their back turned on the narrator. A frosty wonderland bursts with light even if it is depicted in the middle of the night. Savoie astonishes with an impeccable visual memory, a skill with which he paints and, in turn, places the viewer at the exact place and time as experienced by the artist himself.

For over twenty years, Savoie had been an established pastellist. His works made him one of the most respected figurative artists in Canada. But did he stop at that? No. Not this artist. A few years ago, Savoie took a huge risk and put the comfort of a technique acquired and honed over the years aside. Instead, he set his eyes on a new medium as he started painting with oil. Any artist who has ever decided to commit to such a change knows the hurdles it involves. And yet, Savoie surprised with an incredible affinity for this new medium.

Below is a collection of his romantic artworks that perfectly capture the mood of winter and the spirit of Christmas. Scroll down the page and check out the artist's beautiful paintings that will make you dream of winter!

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Kjorn 1 week ago

i want that in my living room!

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Alycia Bell 1 week ago

These all look like they would be AMAZING jigsaw puzzles!

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Horizon 1 week ago

Love the lighting of the street lamps!

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Sharon Vaughn 1 week ago (edited)

Reminiscent of artist Thomas Kinkade, who recently passed (2012). Beautiful, intricate work.

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Andrea Delden 1 week ago

Beautiful!

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Bengu Taskesen 1 week ago

Three Pines :)

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Kjorn 1 week ago

Québec City and the Frontenac Castle hotel! Always a great view

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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A panda 6 days ago

I wouldn't believe any of them to be paintings if i had seen them anywhere else❤❤

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Luis Milian 1 week ago

this reminds me of Home Alone...Idk why

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Sharon Vaughn 1 week ago

My favorite. The clouds reflect the trees in the foreground.

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Diver Driver 1 week ago

That so reminds me of growing up. Walking to the zoo pond to ice skate!

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PinkPanda 1 week ago

Stunning.

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Myrthe Klompmaker 1 week ago

I would love to watch him paint

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Katie Wallace 1 week ago

The glow and warmth of the lights in all of these make me think of Thomas Kinkade.

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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Dani 1 week ago

The detail is breathtaking...

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Canadian Artist Creates Beautiful Winter Paintings That Will Make Your Nights Warmer

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bill marsano 1 week ago

What we have here is the Canadian Thomas "Painter of Light" Kinkade, although less kitschy and more talented. The jigsaw puzzle suggestion is worth following up.

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Note: this post originally had 92 images. It’s been shortened to the top 22 images based on user votes.