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Armishaw, Jim
Chip carved clocks, anniversary plates, jewellery boxes and more.

Arney, Chad
I enjoy working with reclaimed materials and surfaces. I consider everyday objects that surround us in nature and the discarded to be an integral part of my work and mix many different materials together to capture my vision. 

Barley-Cohrs, Dayna
Dayna works mainly in oils, charcoal, and ink. Commissions for portraits of people, pets, or buildings are welcome.

Beiers, Sherry
Sherry’s 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.

Beninger, Connie
With her paintings, Connie conveys her feelings about the beauty and tranquility found in nature.  

Bews, Bonnie
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 dragonflies.

Blix, Linda Kristin
Linda is an award-winning printmaker. Her artist created, hand-carved, large format, black and white relief prints are printed by hand on Japanese paper. This dramatic art-making process perfectly translates the intense, muscular and richly textured landscape of our northern landforms.  

Brandt, Laura - The Cement Factory
I specialize in making unique homemade planters, stepping stones, Paverpol sculptures, glass totems and garden accessories.

Britton, Miranda
Using a variety of hand fabrication techniques, Miranda manipulates silver, gold, copper and brass into pieces of jewellery that integrate found objects and semi-precious stones to create small scale pieces of art for the body using clean, simple shapes and lines that accentuate the human form.

Broda, Maggie
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.

Bullock, Johnathan
Stoneware pottery meticulously hand carved and richly glazed with jewel tones and bronze accents.

Burger, Paula
My work consists of acrylic paint on canvas or wood in the form of landscapes, animals and abstracts.

Campbell, Marilyn
A multi-media artist who expresses her ideas and life experiences through wood carving, textiles and photography.  

Carter, Jim
Jim pounds out hundreds of useful and decorative black-metal items. Jim's work bears the mark of skillful attention and craftsmanship. 

Clark Cole, Hilary
As a sculptor in welded steel and bronze, I have found that my best work emerges when I set out to do something that I suspect may not be possible in my medium. My work can range in size and subject matter from a tiny sculpture of a flower to a life-size figure such as Silhouette with chunks of weathered steel speaking of power and wild nature.

Cohrs, Andrew
Using found and fabricated objects, Andrew creates kinetic sculptures that are directly influenced by nature. Recycling metal and jars, Andrew also creates upcycled lights with an urban and industrial flair. 

Conabeare, Karen
I make nautical home décor, table settings, wedding decorations and lots more from rope.

Contant, Joanne
Primarily 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. 

Crosgrey, Christopher
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 detail. 

Davis, Martha
Martha's 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 combinations.

Dawson, David
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.

de Lang, John
Authentic wood carvings of songbirds and other wildfowl reflect John's keen love of nature. The intricate feathering, subtle shading, and artistic mounts have captured top awards for his art at national and international competitions. John's work is displayed at Wood's End Studio in southern Muskoka.

Dell, Joyce
Joyce's inspiration is derived from Muskoka's four seasons; intense colourful sunsets, the vibrant splashes of the autumn colours; a crystalline prismatic winter; an iridescent green spring and the subdued brilliance of summer. These attributes are reflected in her diverse array of artworks comprised of: oil, acrylic, watercolour, canvas, paper, wood and stone.

Dempsey, Gayle
Gayle 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.

Denne, Gina
Discover a unique studio tucked behind the Severn Bridge rock cut on Highway 11 that creates rustic yet refined, Muskoka inspired carved pottery to suit a wide range of taste.

Dietrich, Tom
Tom  is a painter and sculptor whose work truly lives between these two genres. His sculptures, in wood, bronze, steel and glass have painterly elements, while his paintings borrow from sculpture to assert themselves into a three-dimensional world. A colourist painter using vivid brush strokes and photographic blurs Tom’s work draws the viewer into a world of nostalgia and reverie.

Donabie, Wendie
My 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.

Driedger, Roxanne
Roxanne is a self taught artist who is passionate about landscape painting and portraiture. 

Du Vernet, Tim
Images of antique wooden boats, Georgian Bay, Lake Superior and Muskoka. Tim’s imagery speaks with a clarity and has been created with caring craftsmanship. 

Durnan, Dale
Dale's whimsical, sentimental style lends itself to memory portraits of life and times both old and new.

Eatock, Albert
Row boats and electric boats built with lapstrake construction technique.

Einboden, Ed
Many of the ideas for my drawings come from nature but also from manmade objects. I find the challenge of reproducing these textures using pen and ink inspirational. I still use watercolour, generally as an accent for the pen and ink drawings.  

Embree, Jon Christopher
I 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 experience. 

Fairhead, Pat
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. 

Fish, Vern
I find every chair a challenge and a learning experience that requires full concentration and attention to detail. Each chair is unique in appearance and is enhanced by the characteristics of the wood that it is made from, making it a one of a kind piece that will endure for generations to come.

Fish Eye Sisters
Jen Manuell creates home décor items, pillows, blankets and one-of-a-kind wearables from as-is and hand-dyed wool fabric.

Gallant, Daniel - Studio Sail la Vie
Daniel creates decorative driftwood sailboats. Each vessel is unique, handcrafted using driftwood and sticks cut by beavers that he collects along the shores of Muskoka's beautiful lakes and rivers.  

Gammon, Iris
Iris paints, in oils, the craggy shores, windswept pines and weather barns of Muskoka.

Gargarella, Marilyn

Marilyn's inspiration to paint comes from her love of the countryside that she has enjoyed since childhood. Her paintings are dynamic, expressive and interpretative. Primarily a landscape artist in watercolour and acrylic, Marilyn also focuses on abstract and  non objective art. 

Goodhand, Susanne
Muskoka forests inspire the natural rhythms of Susanne’s work. One could say that the woods are her co-creator, because they constantly surprise her with the treasures they reveal as if of their own accord. Susanne was trained in Europe as a floral designer. That in return is reflective in her pressed floral work.

Gosevitz, Susan
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.

Haines, Maureen
Maureen's work in stained glass covers the spectrum of leaded glass pieces, contemporary foiled pieces and antique glass that is incorporated into some of her pieces. Her inspirational ideas come from the antique glass and from the surrounding Muskoka scenery.

Hamilton, Cirvan
Cirvan designs and makes award-winning fine furniture in a variety of woods. 

Hannah, Mary Elizabeth
Mary paints primarily in acrylics and oils, in her home studio in Bracebridge, or at her cottage on Slipper Lake. If the outdoor weather permits, she likes to paint en plein air. She also enjoys doing water colours. 

Harti, Linda - Windflowers Art Studio
I love both nature and human elements, and my colourful abstract paintings reveal hidden images of both. Many years ago I moved away from painting with brushes and am now very comfortable using my credit card to push and pull paint across different surfaces. Layering and underpainting reveal powerful impressions. I love to discover new ways to express my creativity.   

Harwood, Mark 
I am a wooden boat builder living in Port Sydney, Muskoka. I build boats that are strong, but light and pleasing to the eye. They are built of high quality marine plywood, fastened with epoxy & stainless steel screws.

Haviland, R.W.
R.W. (Bobbi) Haviland is a professional visual artist living and working in Ontario's Near North.

Higgins, Susan
Susan creates custom window panels, as well as glass bowls and platters using a technique known as glass fusing. Her colourful, spirited designs express a celebratory approach to life and a love of nature.

Hill, Wayne
Wayne Hill is a lifelong woodcarver who has carved over 300 totem poles and masks in the West Coast style. The recipient of many awards, Wayne is the author of Carve Your Own Totem Pole.

Holinshead, Kelly
Kelly has a special interest in infrared films. The strange and unpredictable results offer her viewers an original perspective and extra-ordinary interpretation of seemingly ordinary subjects. 

Hunter, Nancy
Nancy is influenced by an artistic community, creative friends and family. She concentrates her energies on learning and teaching, art and design.

Jamieson, Margaret, McGinn
Margaret feels that a painting is like looking out a window at a scene you love to see when you can’t actually be there. 

Jeens, Gretchen
"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."

Jessen, Peter & Mi-Shell
Most of the Jessen's designs celebrate the grace and beauty of wild animals. Others attempt to capture the spiritual essence of what it is to be human. And then there are those, that show the process of transformation from animal to Spirit to human.

Keene, Chris
The abundance of wilderness and animal life around him has become the driving influence in Chris’ work. His love for photography and computer graphics skills from his career at Disney are the techniques Chris utilizes to build his compositions in dramatic fashion. Currently, his paintings are focused on the interaction of wildlife and humans in the most innocent circumstances during any normal day.

Lapenskie, Rosemary
Rosemary Lapenskie, a life-time member of Muskoka Arts & Crafts, is now living in Victoria, BC creating mandalas for healing, happiness and meditation.

Lindgren, Eric - Lindgren Pottery
We make stoneware pottery: special individual pieces as well as a line of functional pots, including square dinnerware; pots for the kitchen, table, and garden. Many sizes and types of vases and planters are always in stock.

Luttrell, Laurie
Dedicated to the handcrafted movement and a return to quality artisan crafted goods, Laurie provides a creatively styled, affordable jewellery that appeals to the senses, heart and mind. 

Lynn, Lynda
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. 

Manson, Fran
Fran 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.

Markham, Brian
Inspired by the beauty of the forest, Brian Markham finds the work of art within the wood. As burls, local and exotic woods are turned on his lathe, the natural colour and grain are revealed for each unique creation. He designs handcrafted bowls, platters and hollow vessels to grace your table or add to your collection of natural art.  

Martin, Marni
Drawing upon ancient traditions of weaving, Marni Martin creates hand woven tapestries and one-of-a-kind scarves and wraps. 

Mendelson Joe
Mendelson Joe is the quintessential Canadian outsider artist. Landscapes, social commentary, nudes, and portraits are all impassioned themes that he translates in his own unique and vivid style onto canvas. His paintings are internationally recognized as outstanding, unique examples of contemporary Canadian art.

Monk, Tiffany
Tiffany has turned her painting skills to fabric art including beaded paintings, quilts and carpets. Colour and pattern are her motivating factors which she uses to create images not seen in the natural world.

Moses, Wendy
Inspired by flowers and nature scenes, Wendy's watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings shy away from realism into abstraction. 

Muller, Elise
Elise has been sculpting stone since 2001.  Her work is usually stylized figures in a variety of stone such as alabaster, limestone and marble.

Muskoka Place Gallery
Muskoka Place Gallery showcases fine art by established and emerging artists, and plays host to classes, workshops, lectures, retreats and events throughout the year. 

Newell, Mary Ruth 
Mary Ruth Newell creates a complete line of functional stoneware. Each pot is made by hand and fired in a wood-fuelled kiln. The atmosphere within the kiln creates an effect on the pots called flashing or toasting which in appearance resembles sprinkled cinnamon. 

North Art Supplies
North Art Supplies is a full line outlet for art supplies as well as a framing centre. The store has a great assortment of ready-made frames and is fully stocked with paper, canvas, brushes, easels and paint, including a wide range of oils, acrylics, watercolours and gouache.

O'Regan, Conel
Straight lines do not exist in the forest. Walk in a straight-line in the forest and you will walk straight into a tree says Conel who makes rustic furniture for its sturdy simplicity and in celebration of leaving the wood in its more natural form.

Partridge, Jon
One-of-a-kind sculptural vessels, decorative stoneware tableware, fountains and clay paintings made entirely by hand.

Partridge, Suzann
A multi-media artist specializing in sculptures for garden and home as well as figurative drawings.

Peel, Irene
After discovering a 100 year old gourd woven with pine needles exhibited in a museum, Irene became entranced with this art form and has developed her own style and technique.

Pollock, Carol
Carol Pollock is a Muskoka painter whose interest lies in the figure and is currently working in acrylic on canvas or linen.

Potts, Cathy
Hand carved and sculpted Emu egg shells with a variety of Muskoka images such as loons, herons, flowers and trees.

Ripley, Peter
Peter works in transparent watercolour and enjoys working wet in wet. He also paints in acrylic and pen and ink. Landscapes of the Muskoka area are what inspire Peter and spends most of his time painting in his studio located in Foots Bay Ontario.

Robinson, Karen S.
Fascinated with pen and ink drawings, the subject matter of her work includes everything from buildings, construction vehicles, electrical transformer stations to more traditional Muskoka scenes.

Robinson, Richard
Using both palette knife and brush technique, Richard creates vibrant oil paintings which capture the beauty and majesty of Muskoka on canvas.  

Scholz, Elke
"Through the arts we clearly access our true potential and connect with our creative source."

Smith, Don
Don's carvings range from highly detailed pieces which accurately portray songbirds, birds of prey and waterfowl, to more whimsical, stylized works which suggest rather than capture an exact likeness.

Snow, Margot
Colour is the essence of my work - it is uppermost in my mind when I choose a subject and is what challenges and interests me most. Colour can change a viewer's mood, it can stimulate a feeling of peacefulness and well-being and it can awaken a soul. 

Stahle, Janet
Janet  Stahle is a painter/printmaker with a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Guelph. Her art work explores a wide range of materials and techniques. Presently she is creating “tradigital” work that combines digital techniques with traditional methods of image making to produce both 2D and 3D artwork. 

Tanneberger, Ildiko
Painting on furniture and wooden gift items, decorative murals, watercolour, pastel and acrylic paintings.

Thur, Carole
Carole 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.

Ticknor, David
David’s original 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. 

Turnbull, Andrea
A passion for the past inspires Andrea to carve birds, animals and objects. Inspiration is drawn from many sources such as nature or 18th and 19th century folk art. Often her carvings incorporate antique or found items. Mixing the old with new ideas is an interesting challenge and allows Andrea to use her imagination and sense of humour.

Twaddle, Roberta
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.

Two Horse Gallery
Housed in a renovated barn, Two Horse Gallery features artists working in watercolour pottery, jewellery and photography. The back half of the barn is a working photography studio and classroom facility .

Varney, Penny
Penny creates custom jewellery in sterling silver, gold, and other metals. She enjoys creating one-of-a-kind pieces rather than reproducing the same designs.

Vyn, Michelle
Michelle’s love for colour and texture is evident in her compositions, and her variety of education and life experience shows in the diversity of subject matter and influential styles incorporated into her work. 

Walton, Lloyd
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.

Whittle, Pat
"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."

Zeltkalns, Andy
Andy spends a lot of time outdoors which gives him many opportunities to observe the world around him and continually inspires him to search for new ways to transform the beauty of his environment into images people can enjoy.

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