Canadian Painter, Shelley Beach Wins Rose Baker Award


Forces Within by Canadian Painter Shelley Beach

Forces Within by Canadian Painter Shelley Beach

This acrylic painting, “Forces Within”  by Canadian Painter Shelley Beach won the Rose Baker award for best water media  at the juried Exhibition of the East Central Ontario Art Association at the Art Gallery of Bancroft on this month of August.


On a Clear Day I Can See Forever by Shelley Beach Canadian Painter

On a Clear Day I Can See Forever by Shelley Beach Canadian Painter


In addition to this award Shelley Beach’s painting, “On a Clear Day I Can See Forever” also won the best watercolour at the juried show of the Art Gallery of Bancroft in May.
To see more of Shelley Beach’s paintings visit the online art gallery or send an email to to enquire about purchasing one of these award winning paintings.

Susan Hay Guest Artist at Goderich Coop Art Gallery August 2014


Yukon Abstract by Susan Hay

Yukon Abstract by Susan Hay

Susan Hay is the guest artist for the month of August in the Goderich Coop Gallery on the square in Goderich (under Elizabeth’s Art Gallery).  The show will feature her Yukon series and a few others of Georgian Bay and Haliburton. 

More of Susan Hay’s Canadian Art work can be found for purchase on

Tour de Forest — Civic Holiday Weekend Artisan Tour

Dragonfly Yarn Bowl by Susanne James

Dragonfly Yarn Bowl by Susanne James

If you’re looking for something fun and artful to do this weekend, come out and join us for this year’s “Tour de Forest”, Haliburton’s summer studio tour.   We’re in our 8th year now, and this event should be very exciting, featuring 20 artists (some new ones this year) located at 8 studios around the county.

The Tour happens this coming Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Many of the artists featured on are also on this tour. This will give you a chance to see their work “up close and personal”.

Painting by Susan Hay, Canadian Painter

Painting by Susan Hay, Canadian Painter

Many of the studios are displaying all of the work inside and thus, the event will happen rain or shine — however, the forecast is looking like the weather will be wonderful.

Artists of the Haliburton Highlands — Book Launch

Announcing the launch of the Artists of Algonquin book

Announcing the launch of the Artists of Algonquin book

Come out and celebrate the launch of the new “Artists of Haliburton Highlands” on July 31st at the Rotary Bandshell in Head Lake Park in the village of Haliburton. Meet the artists, have your book autographed, enjoy seeing their artwork and some light refreshments. This is a must see event for lovers of all kinds of art.

Balancing Act: Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas by Canadian Artist Shelley Beach

Balancing Act by Shelley Beach

Balancing Act by Shelley Beach

Shelley Beach has just released a limited edition (100) giclee print of her painting titled “Balancing Act”. This is your opportunity to own one of her fabulous paintings at a savings over the cost of an original painting.

This particular giclee is mounted in a contemporary fashion that does not require a frame.

From July 2 to 27 you can see more of Shelley’s work at the Art Gallery of Bancroft in her exhibition titled Sanctuary. 

Buy this print now on your online art gallery. 

Laurie O’Reilly — Hand of the Maker Art Exhibition

Do not miss this art exhibition of Laurie O’Reilly’s work featuring an encaustic look at the seasons of our climate and seasons of our lives, both fragile and both enduring. It is part of the ‘Hand of the Maker’ exhibit at the Art Hive and runs from June 27th to July 10

If you have some free time today come out and meet the artist at the opening exhibition Saturday June 28th. 11 am to 1 pm.

David Alexander Risk Painting on auction to support Canoe FM Radio



David Alexander Risk, a renowned Canadian artist, has donated an amazing 4′ by 5′ painting to Canoe FM to raise money to support this community radio station. The title of the painting is “A Canoeist’s Paradise”. David’s work is known internationally and owned by the British Royal family, and many other well known people such as George Burns and Bob Hope. You too can now own a piece of this artist’s in the Canoe FM auction. 

David is an artist in residence at the Haliburton Forest and has been a part of this organization for more than two decades. The value of this painting is well in excess of $10,000 and there is a reserve bid on the auction item.

Painting and paddles that are part of a second package can be viewed at the Forest Store on Highland Street on Wednesday in the village of Haliburton. You can meet the artist at this time as well.

Click here to bid on this wonderful painting of David Alexander Risk’s 

To hear an interview with David on Canoe FM radio click this link.

Shelley Beach, Canadian Artist, Exhibition opening at Art Gallery of Bancroft

Art Gallery of Bancroft: Announces
Shelley beach


Opening Reception Friday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Shelley Beach is known for transparent watercolours, acrylics and monoprints that capture the beauty and mystery of our natural environment. Her subject matter varies from Haliburton landscapes to still-life to century architecture, but always a sense of harmony evolves from the artist’s profound affinity to nature.

BEACH-SHOW-POSTER jpeg (1)Beach says, “I continue to be fascinated in finding new ways to capture the complete sense of harmony I feel when close to nature. There is magic for me in working with fluid, water-based mediums, intuitively finding balance in line, shape and colour. Making and finding connections is a central force of life. My work represents the search for connections and an acknowledgement of mystery. I have been a professional artist for several decades, exhibiting, teaching, jurying and most importantly working steadfastly on my constant evolution as a creative, visual artist.”

Beach a popular watercolour and acrylic instructor throughout Durham region and beyond and since 2009, has taught watercolour and acrylic classes at Fleming College, Haliburton School of the Arts. Click here to  view samples of her Canadian art or to purchase

The Show runs from July 2 to July 22nd, 2014

Show sponsorPat Cooke in Memory of Paul David Cooke


Canada Day Minden — Artfest

Come out to join Minden’s Canada Day celebrations and be sure to stop in to the Cultural Centre while you are there — the common room of the Centre will be filled with the original work of a variety of local artisans. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the history of Canada and support the many local artisans who inhabit this region! artfest

In addition to the art disply Minden has a great many other Canada Day celebration activities including the Crazy River Raft Race and Children’s fishing Derby. Click on the link above for more details.

Adam’s Animals Book Launch — May 24th

Adam's Animals

Adam’s Animals

Haliburton, Ontario — Local artist Janis Cox has joined forces with author Kimberley Payne in the creation of Payne’s new children’s book which is being launched at the Journey’s Bookstore in Millbrook tomorrow.

Cox, author and illustrator of the award-winning children’s book Tadeo Turtle, will do the illustrations for Adam’s Animals.

“I love drawing pictures of animals and it will be a joy to create the sketches for Kimberley’s new book,” says Cox. “Plus, working with Kimberley has always been exciting. Her enthusiasm always brings joy to my heart.”

Millbrook resident Payne is partnering with funding platform Kickstarter to produce this second book in the Science and Faith Matters series of children’s activity books that combine the study of science with faith. Payne’s first series book, Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation, was released in 2013 as a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories.

Adam’s Animals features more than 40 animals mentioned in the Bible and little-known scientific facts about each. It’s ideal for children aged 6 to 9 in home or school use and for classroom sharing in grades 1 to 3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life.