Helene works in oil, acrylic, and pastel.
Although she has painted a variety of subjects she most enjoys
painting portraits and figurative pieces.
Dayna works mainly in oils, charcoal, and ink. Commissions for portraits
of people, pets, or buildings are welcome.
love of the outdoors and genuine concern for the environment provide her
with unlimited motivation and subject matter to photograph and create
her vibrant acrylic paintings.
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.
self-taught, Joanne paints mostly local landscapes and still life in oil
and is experimenting with abstracts in acrylic paints.
She sees beauty in everyday objects and in nature and aspires to
reflect this quality in her paintings.
My paintings deal with northern
and cottage country themes, and explore the interplay of light and
shadow throughout the seasons. They’re
generally loosely rendered with brushwork and colour emphasized over
An impressionistic watercolourist inspired
by the shapes, colours and patterns of Muskoka flora.
paintings have evolved out of a
recreated landscape in order to construct a loose, impressionistic
close-up view of what she sees. What appeals to Martha in watercolour is
its delicacy and huge element of surprise; whereas with acrylic and oil,
the palette knife sculpts the canvas in exciting waves of juicy
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 oil, mixed media and acrylic.
believe that art emanates from a mythological and magical wellspring.
These themes are apparent in most of my work. Even my landscapes are
linked to a spiritual connection to the environment and the human
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, Susan’s paintings capture natural moments in images that are
serene and calm.
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, Donna’s 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.
R.W. (Bobbi) Haviland is a professional visual artist living and working
in Ontario's Near North.
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 can’t 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, "Canada’s 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.
"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
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.
Canadian landscape inspired, Barb’s 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.
paints with acrylic on hand-crafted wood items such as paddles, trays
and boxes as well as on canvas. She has also painted murals for
children's bedrooms. Her style of painting is part impressionistic with
a little added realism.
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."