Helene works in oil, acrylic, and pastel.
Although she has painted a variety of subjects she most enjoys
painting portraits and figurative pieces.
With her paintings, Connie conveys her feelings about the beauty and
tranquility found in nature.
Bonnie works in Hinterglas; a traditional form of glass painting. Inspiration
comes from the natural environment that, when combined with Bonnie's
imagination, shows us the expected world of fairies, frogs and
As I paint, I hope to simplify the immediate moment as it occurs on the
landscape. I use colour and light to melt impressionism with realism so
that the viewers may draw their personal experiences with nature to
complete the paintings.
My paintings deal with northern
and cottage country themes, and explore the interplay of light and
shadow throughout the seasons. Theyíre
generally loosely rendered with brushwork and colour emphasized over
An impressionistic watercolourist inspired
by the shapes, colours and patterns of Muskoka flora.
David uses the land for
inspiration to express light, form and colour. Subconsciously, his
experience with architectural renderings also plays a part in his quest
and exploration as he approaches each canvas.
Dempsey's love of Muskoka and her love of learning are reflected in her
life and her painting. She is owner and artist-in-residence of the
Muskoka Place Gallery where she paints, mostly in watercolour and
acrylic, and offers a variety of classes with renowned artists.
An oil painter who
thrives by experimenting with different techniques in order to grow and
develop as an artist.
"My process has been and continues to be a glorious journey."
inspiration comes mostly from the natural world around me. A painting subject
must stir my emotions or the resulting art will be lifeless. My style ranges
from realistic and impressionistic to symbolic and whimsical.
Roxanne is a self taught artist who is passionate about landscape
painting and portraiture.
Dale's whimsical, sentimental style lends itself to memory portraits of
life and times both old and new.
Inspired by colour,
nature, and energy, Susan uses painting and poetry to balance, link the importance, and beauty of intimacy in
life and in
our natural environment. She works with watercolour, mix media and acrylic.
Pat has painted full time since 1979 and is considered to be one of the
top woman painters in Canada. Her sweeping expressive landscapes and
gardens exhibit the fresh luminous colours and highly controlled brush
techniques that are the traits of a Master Watercolourist.
Iris paints, in oils, the craggy shores, windswept pines and weather
barns of Muskoka.
After 25 years of
trying to make a difference in the corporate sector, Paul has made a
conscious choice to pursue a life that will directly enrich peoples
lives through the process of painting and sculpting.
Jane uses oil paints and a palette knife to describe the texture and colour of
Visual artist Susan Gosevitz is a painter of nature inspired by the
natural beauty and peacefulness of Muskoka. Working in oils and
acrylics, Susanís paintings capture natural moments in images that are
serene and calm.
The wildlife paintings by Nancy have been part of the Muskoka landscape
for the past eighteen years. Her
art portrays a delicate realism towards nature, creating, an
understanding and appreciation for the wildlife.
Carola is a self taught artist who creates paintings, 3D paintings and
whimsical sculptures. A self-taught artist, she also creates folk art
pieces made mostly from found items.
An avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast, Donnaís experiences when
hiking, paddling and wilderness camping provide the inspiration for her
watercolour paintings. Realistic
landscapes, floral and nature studies portray her love of the outdoors.
Haysam enjoys working with
a broad range of mediums including painted surfaces, clay, stone, wood,
marble, bronze, reconstituted stone and acrylic.
R.W. (Bobbi) Haviland is a professional visual artist living and working
in Ontario's Near North.
Graphite or coloured pencil drawings, watercolour paintings including
home portraits by commission, bronze figurative sculptures, clay
sculptures, life drawings, and hand painted, sculpted paper lampshades.
Nancy is influenced by an artistic
community, creative friends and family.
She concentrates her energies on learning and teaching, art and design.
|| Jamieson, Margaret,
Margaret feels that a painting is like looking out a
window at a scene you love to see when you canít actually
"My desire is to share with others an appreciation for each day of
our lives. I use a combination of acrylic, watercolour, and ink to share
the joy of our common everyday experiences."
Lynda captures the elusive qualities of light and colour in
paintings employing a variety of media. Her subject matter range from
the raw essence of the Canadian landscape to abstractions.
is a self taught artist who began painting and sketching in 2005. She
has exhibited her work in galleries and shows in Florida, Waterloo,
Toronto and Muskoka.
Christine, "Canadaís First Lady of Wildlife Art," creates
breathtaking original paintings on canvas in immense detail with
exceptional artistry, emotion and sensitivity.
Mendelson Joe is the
quintessential Canadian outsider artist. Landscapes, social commentary,
nudes, and portraits are all impassioned themes that he translates in
his own vivid style. His paintings are
internationally recognized as outstanding examples of
contemporary Canadian art.
Inspired by flowers and nature scenes, Wendy's watercolour, acrylic and
oil paintings shy away from realism into
abstraction. She is also a photographer with a keen eye and good sense
An internationally recognized Canadian artist whose original
watercolours and limited edition prints are collected world-wide.
With his paintings, Ron captures the moods of Algonquin and Muskoka -
both past and present. He works mainly in watercolours and oils, using
various other mediums as the subject dictates.
With a passion for wildlife painting, Lynn also carves the base on which
her subjects are presented, adding dimension to her work as each animal
finds the perfect place amongst the wood's grain and knots.
"I see my work as the acquisition of an understanding, the
most essential comprehension of art as a visual language. The subjects I
tend to gravitate towards are those of life's contrasts - neither the
ideal nor the philosophical, but the experiential."
Carol Pollock is a Muskoka painter whose interest lies in the figure and
is currently working in acrylic on canvas or linen.
both palette knife and brush technique, Richard creates vibrant oil
paintings which capture the beauty and majesty of Muskoka on canvas.
is a well known artist and an Expressive Arts Therapist who has spent
30 years painting, art coaching and managing her successful art studio
Margot is an avid gardener
who's love of life and nature is reflected in her paintings. Each work is a
celebration of the harmony and beauty of the natural world. She brings life to
common objects with her intense use of colour.
Woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, monotypes, paintings, wall hangings, as
well as fine art book printing and binding. The content of Janet's is
mainly symbolic, intended to awaken the imagination, soul and powers of
portraits celebrate the richness of human experience and
embody her belief that the artist must put herself into
her work, must risk revealing her own emotional and
artistic sensibilities, to convey a particular way of
seeing the world.
Neilís figurative oil
paintings depict contemplative interior worlds. His en plein air
watercolours capture notable Muskokan landmarks and vestiges from the
past that are still around today.
Canadian landscape inspired, Barbís work ranges from realism to
abstract. Passion, depth, and contrast are always key elements.
Oversized canvases are a specialty.
paintings represent a variety of subjects including landscapes, florals
and contemporary works. He paints
using palette knives and intense, deep, rich and vibrant colours that
come alive and evoke deep emotional responses.
Oil paintings of wildlife - capturing the wild in all its beauty and
elegance. Landscapes of Muskoka lakes and local subjects also.
Working with acrylics and all the various mediums
available, my painting process is a step by step discovery. I enjoy playing with
colour and texture and allow myself to let the painting take its own shape.
Therein lies the freedom of expressing myself in that moment.
Influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement, Bill has developed a
somewhat hard edged version of expressionism which sometimes converges
with personal symbolism and figurative abstraction.
Lloyd journeys from Cape Spear, Newfoundland to Albert Bay, British
Columbia directing the viewer to vestiges of the past, both abandoned
and honoured, in intense, vivid colour. Drawing from his experience as a
film maker, Lloyd gently guides the eye across, around and into the
image eliciting its narrative.
"Patterns, textures, and smoky images in art and literature have always
fascinated me. Experimentation has led me to explore printmaking,
encaustic, acrylic, oil and watercolour mediums."