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 — 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 ...

Sorry, No Vacancy

The Neon Paintings of Allan Beckley

An ambitious showing of Paintings by Muskoka artist Allan Beckley titled "No Vacancy" at the Bracebridge Chapel Gallery. Based on personal photographs of his travels across Canada and the United States, Allan has produced a painstakingly crafted series of high realist acrylic paintings depicting historical neon signage. "Get your Kicks on Route 66" Sometimes whimsical, ...

Summer Reading Made Easy

A Review of Kobo’s New Waterproof eReader: Aura H2O

There's a new kid in town giving style and sass to summer reading. Kobo's new Aura H2O is a fully waterproof eReader taking the stress out of reading by the dock, on a lilypad, or by the Muskoka shoreline. MuskokaStyle tested one recently; here's the verdict: Muskoka's summer 2016 heat has meant we not only ...

Muskoka’s Brush with Fame & Fashion

Fashion Artist & Instagram Star Michelle Vella Captures Supermodels, Design Icons, and Contemporary Lake Life in Muskoka

Diane von Furstenberg can make or break a fashion career. Just ask Michelle Vella, a fashion illustrator with sentimental ties to summers in Muskoka. The artist is experiencing skyrocketing Instagram fame thanks, in part, to… yes, the diva of the wrap dress, New York designer Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). From her summer studio — a ...

Endless Summer

Artist Margarethe Vanderpas Captures Water and Light in Paintings Full of Vivid Summer Colour
Summer Reflections by M Vanderpas

Summer never ends in a Vanderpas painting. The artist—on display now at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show — captures the light, colour, and flow of lake water in a way that makes you feel you could step right into it. It may be autumn or a frigid day in February — no matter. With ...