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“The Gathering Place”

© 2020, 22” by 11”, Watercolours

A few years back, I was a vendor at a show in Gravenhurst, Ontario, right in the heart of the Muskokas. I wasn't aware of it at the time, but many Muskokan cottagers consider it an affront if you have the temerity to attend an art show in the Muskokas without any paintings of Muskoka chairs!


I had this in mind when, a few winters back, I was out in my back yard and spotted this scene of three weathered Muskoka chairs gathered around a firepit, everything knee-deep in snow. I opted to leave a large portion of the painting stark white to enhance the lonely feeling of a gathering place waiting for a gathering.

The Gathering Place