Summer Reflections by M Vanderpas

Endless Summer: Art of Margarethe 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 …

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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 …

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8 Fun Facts About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas aren’t just pretty, they’re fascinating flowers. As we stay at home and dream of spring, we dug up eight essential(ly fun) facts about Hydrangeas. 1) Hydrangeas are known commonly as the “pom pom” flower. 2) Hydrangeas grow everywhere, from Muskoka to Malibu, to Timbuktu. 3) In Asia, giving a friend a pink hydrangea symbolizes …

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