Wolfe Island

Hatter’s Bay Country Market

658 King Street West

Kingston Ontario

In keeping with my own beliefs I could not be more thrilled to announce that Hatter’s Bay Country Market has accepted and will display (for sale) my Wolfe Island Series of paintings.

Hatter’s Bay is a local store.  What I mean by this is that it carries local products.  Wonderful candles from a local bee keeper, maple from a local farm, wonderful hand made dog biscuits, made from local products, locally produced and sourced food and of course, local artists work.

It is a gorgeous and unique business where you can stop by as a tourist just to look around, but I am sure that you will find more than one thing that you will want to pick up for dinner.  I also suggest that you pick up a lemon tart which is a fantastic combination of shortbread and lemon.  To die for!

The store is in beautiful and historic Portsmouth Village (now a part of Kingston).  The setting for the Convict Lover which is the story that was written when the writer Merilyn Simonds purchased a home in the village and found a series of letters written by a convict from Kingston Penitentiary and a young girl who grew up in the home many years ago.  If you have not read this, I suggest that you get a copy.  It is an amazingly well researched historical fiction.

I hope you will all pop by Hatter’s Bay and don’t forget to bring your appetite not just for art, but for wonderful local food!  Your dog wants a treat too!  I know I am right, because dogs love Laurie’s dog treats!

DATE OF INSTALLATION: To be announced

Map (Hatter’s Bay is the lucky 7)

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Grandma Moses Children

When you arrive on Wolfe Island, and turn left off the ferry, not too far down the road sits this lovely Tiny House which is actually a child’s play house, I assume.

Having grown up in the country, I could never understand people’s reluctance to move kids to the country because there is “nothing to do”.  Nonsense!

In this little image alone, the little girl in me can find at least a hundred things to do.  The grown up me too.

I hope that the owners of this beautiful place did not mind my laying on my tummy in their lawn to get this angle?  No one yelled at me anyway.

The bench faces out toward Kingston to Lake Ontario.

What I am after in this painting, is the simplicity of Anna Mary Robertson, the solitude of Lawren Harris, the movement of Emily Carr and the light of the Dutch Masters, the mood of the impressionists and the story telling of Douglas Coupland… not asking much of myself, am I?

8×10

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Buds over Kingston

I sat near here many years ago, while on my first date with my (now) husband (then) cutie pie.

8×10 

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Last Year’s Wheat

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Spring Wolfe Island Farm

I was at Tiny House Ontario over the weekend.  It was beautiful.  Took a quick trip over to Wolfe Island for some photos.  Painted this little 8×8 today.

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