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The Art Shop presents works from Renowned Local Artists

The multitude of renowned local artists include:
Paul Chester • Kelly Dodge • Edwin Matthews • Pam Buckler • Sandra Sturley • Réné O’Connor
And more

Paul Chester

Inspired by the horizons, water scenes and rolling hills that surround his studio in Southeastern Ontario, the contemporary paintings of Paul Chester portray peaceful settings in the natural landscape: metaphors for the passage of time.

Edwin Matthews

Limited edition prints available!

A limited edition Giclee Print on canvas of “Blowing from the West” is now available exclusively at The Art Shop in Lakefield. We are honored to showcase the remainder of Edwin’s collection which includes originals, artists’ proofs and limited edition prints.

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David Kerr

David Ord Kerr Dip. R.A.S. has earned the reputation as one of the finest British bird painters – particularly of exotic birds. His ability to combine fine detail with wonderful vibrant colours makes his subjects really come alive. He has a large and growing following of collectors around the world.

Kristina Billinger

As a child I would sit for hours looking through the Tom Thomson coffee table book in my parent’s living room.  The iconic pieces that Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven painted in the early 20th century captured the Canadian landscape unlike any other artists before them.  They still to this day remind me of the landscapes where we camped when I was young and where I’ve returned with my family to enjoy summer vacations.  The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson have inspired many artists, including myself, who wish to capture Canada’s raw beauty in a bold, colourful and contemporary impressionistic style. 

Pam Buckler

Pam Buckler needs to go no further than the Kawartha Lakes area to get inspiration for her artwork of lake scenes and local landmarks.

Painting in acrylics, but using the watercolour techniques on paper, Pam specializes in cottage/home renditions and takes commissions. She also likes to use pen and ink, then adding colour for some of her artwork and offers full classes in Peterborough.

Marilyn Goslin

Marilyn Goslin is an oil painter who uses strong line and colour to define her expressive paintings. Her landscapes and figurative works hang in many corporate collections including Macdougall Macdougall Mactier in Montreal, Contor Industries in Toronto, Naylor Inc. in Oakville and St. Josephâ•˙s at Fleming in Peterborough. Goslin works locally and abroad from Lake Superior to London. She is represented by Christensen Fine Art in Peterborough and resides in Lakefield with her daughter.

Réné O'Connor

Rene’s move to Peterborough County in 1985 prompted the work to shift in subject from urban to rural reflecting the weighty power of nature in line, shadow, and colour. Her COTTAGE LIVING series informs the viewer of the disappearing heritage of rural Ontario. Images of sun-bathed cottages and cedar-strip canoes amidst water lilies and vast open skies became her trademark.

Rene’s work is inspired by travel, but her heart is in the Kawarthas and this is reflected in her passionate pursuit daily. Fluidity and luminous colour are her trademarks.

Sandra Sturley

Sandra Sturley, Artist, Teacher, Realistic Painting; Oil and Water, born in Vancouver, B.C. and raised in Ontario, her art training was in British Columbia.

Kelly Dodge

Kelly had her first exhibition as a professional artist in 2001. The event marked the beginning of a fast rising career that has garnered both national and international recognition. She is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation (AFC), the Pastel Society of America, and the Society of Animal Artists, N.Y. In 2004 she was deemed an ‘Artist of Note’ by Wildlife Art magazine. In 2009 she received the prestigious AFC Flag Expedition Fellowship enabling her to travel to the Galapagos Islands for the purposes of artistic field research. She has been awarded the AFC Medal of Excellence twice. This award is given annually in recognition of extraordinary artwork.

Kelly’s use of medium is noteworthy, not only in the sense of achieving a personal style, but also from the perspective of a technique that is decisive, and demonstrates a confidence that only comes with mastering one’s medium coupled with an intimate knowledge of the chosen subject matter. Both attributes are testimony to a commitment to quality and authenticity that Kelly arrives at as a direct extension of her innate personality.

“My art is a celebration of the privileged place I hold in partnership with my fellow creatures and my Creator.” ~ Kelly Dodge

New Artists

The Art Shop is going avant-garde by spicing things up with the introduction of “The Ascenio Collection of Fine Art Prints” an exciting new series by internationally acclaimed artist Henry Asencio, a California contemporary painter. The Art Shop is proud to present new offerings by internationally acclaimed artists whose works are exhibited and collected worldwide. To view additional images visit www.naturesscene.com