Art

Artist Pat Hillcoat on painting En Plein Air

Why ‘paint-outs’ are popular among Muskoka artists

Nothing is more rewarding to Pat Hillcoat than painting on location — en plein air.  “Being outside puts you closer to the subject,” the Muskoka artist says. The result? “A painting with a more realistic feeling.” For the past 15 years Hillcoat has made Muskoka her home.  A career in technology led her away from ...

Muskoka’s Teeny Weeny Bikini Co.: Yes, it’s as Groovy as it Sounds

Ashely Eady: Swimwear Designer & Rosseau Icon

If "Gidget" and "Moondoggie" mean anything to you, you'll love Rosseau's Teeny Weeny Bikini Co. (twbco). Designer Ashley Eady, a longtime Muskoka cottager, dove into handmade swimwear + retail 16 years ago, creating retro, small-batch bikinis and one-piece bathing suits  that compliment a woman's curves. Think: Annette Funicello in 1960s' Beach Blanket Bingo, Sally Field in Gidget, ...

Magic At Work: The Visual Art of Janice Feist

At the end of a heavily wooded laneway in Muskoka sits an inviting post-and-beam home and studio/gallery of visual artist Janice Feist. Impacted in elementary school by the life of post-impressionist painter, Vincent Wilhelm Van Gogh, Feist’s paintings reflect his love of landscapes and his bold application of colour and texture. However, it is impressionist ...

Summer Show Cancelled by Muskoka Arts & Crafts

Muskoka Arts & Crafts has cancelled its 58th Annual Summer Show that was to take place July 17 to 18, 2020 at Annie Williams Memorial Park in Bracebridge. The cancellation is in the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ reports that its first and foremost priority was for the safety ...

A Road Map for Muskoka Art Lovers

Muskoka ARTrail leads visitors to Muskoka Lakes art studios & galleries.

How can art lovers find and connect with Muskoka’s vibrant art community all year long? That was the question posed by local artist Bonnie Bews. The answer inspired the creation of ARTrail Muskoka Purple Banner, a printed guide offering easy access to a broad selection of artist studios and artist-run galleries. "Visitors will find a ...

And The Winner Is… Muskoka!

Lake Rosseau Painting Tops TV’s Landscape Artist of the Year Canada

A Muskoka painting has won artist Nelson Cheng the crown of Landscape Artist of the Year Canada. Painting on the shores of Lake Rosseau—a famous Canadian landmark known for the Group of Seven—artist Nelson Cheng won Makeful TV’s original series. He takes home $10,000 and his winning Muskoka painting is being displayed this spring at ...

For Your Cottage Table

Trudy Crane’s All-White Dinnerware: Simplicity for Your Table.

Trudy Crane’s art is a runaway hit. Her work — all-white tableware featured on lookslikewhite.com — is simplicity itself. It's a style that reflects the ceramic artist’s dedication to a life filled with beauty, meaning, and purpose. Her debut book, Seasons: The Vegan Table, expands on that theme. The artist collaborated with her daughter — photographer Chloé Crane-Leroux ...

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