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.
work consists of acrylic paint on canvas or wood in the form of
landscapes, animals and abstracts.
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
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
whimsical, sentimental style lends itself to memory portraits of life
and times both old and new.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
R.W. (Bobbi) Haviland is a professional visual artist living and working
in Ontario's Near North.
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.
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.
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
Carol Pollock is a Muskoka painter whose interest lies in the figure and
is currently working in acrylic on canvas or linen.
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
both palette knife and brush technique, Richard creates vibrant oil
paintings which capture the beauty and majesty of Muskoka on canvas.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."