Black Spruce Art Works is my tiny gallery/studio/home, situated in Maynooth, Ontario. I moved from Toronto in 2016, and opened my little gallery to the public in May of that year.
Since moving to this northern environment, I have experienced an exciting explosion of creativity and productivity. As my work veers towards the abstract, the Canadian Shield landscape continues to have a pronounced and profound effect on me. Water and rock, brush and trees, mosses, lichens and wildflowers. Time spent hiking, swimming, paddling, and observing permeates my being, and finds its way out into my work.
At Black Spruce Art Works visitors are always welcome into my studio to view work in progress, gain a bit of insight into the creative process and to chitchat about art! I have two comfortable and casual rooms in which to enjoy my artwork, as well as work by potter Karen Gray, and paintings by Carol Westcott, Marc L. Gagnon and Jasmine Hum. This summer I hope to offer a workshop or two.
If you have not been to Maynooth, I encourage a visit – not only to check out Black Spruce Art Works, but to explore and enjoy the town itself. Maynooth – situated just east of Algonquin Park and 20 minutes north of Bancroft – is a warm, vibrant, diverse and very artistic community that is well worth the drive, with galleries, antique and curiosity shops, great cafes and accommodations.
I am proud and happy to be part of a community that honours the arts and values the natural environment, and to live and work within the landscape that so inspires me.
Black Spruce Art Works
32945 Hwy 62 North