Iris Gammon was born in Parry Sound and has lived all of her life in Muskoka. Her love of the landscape surrounding her MacTier family home began in her earliest childhood and has remained a lifelong infatuation. A gift of oil paints on her sixteenth birthday gave Iris her first opportunity to capture what she saw on canvas. It was the beginning of an artistic relationship with a landscape that, for Iris, would never lose its allure.

Iris raised seven children, pursued a teaching career and then continued her creative journey in earnest, painting in oils the craggy shores, windswept pines and weathered barns of her beloved Muskoka. Mostly self-taught, she learned what she could by visiting galleries, reading art books, enrolling in workshops and two years of university courses - colour and design as well as the history of Canadian art. She attended Chris Cooper's Algoma School of Landscape Art and Bridge Water Retreat under the instruction of Jane Champagne.

Iris joined Muskoka Arts & Crafts and during this time because one of the founders of the Brown Baggers-Artists of Muskoka.

At this time, Iris received several awards for her paintings, including The Good Old Boys which is in the Permanent Collection of Muskoka Arts & Crafts.

Iris has traveled and seen the world, but today as always remains enamoured with the rugged landscapes of Muskoka.

Her paintings may be viewed at her Studio in the Glen located in Glen Orchard.

1019-1 Carls Road
Glen Orchard, Ontario

By Chance or Appointment


All artwork on this page is copyrighted by Iris Gammon 
It may not be copied or reproduced by any means or used without the expressed approval of Iris Gammon. 

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