We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Eclipse gallery!
“The gallery’s mission is to present an eclectic collection of original Canadian art by recognised and emerging artists reflecting our beautiful surroundings through different art expressions.
The 2022 Eclipse Art Gallery Contest Winner is Leslie Billard!
Now in the sixth year of the annual Eclipse Art Gallery Contest, and after reviewing amazing submissions from across Ontario we are pleased to announce this year’s winner is Leslie Billard! These beautiful pieces will be displayed at the front desk of Deerhurst Resort’s main entrance, welcoming guests to the majestic region of Muskoka.
Growing up on the North-East shores of Georgian Bay, Leslie was immersed in four seasons of incredible natural Canadian wilderness. Inspiration took her far from the wave carved rocks and windswept pines but eventually brought her back home to the Muskoka forests and deep blue waters. Every piece of work has a little bit of that small town spirit and the everlasting impression of cottage country memories.
Our new Art Show is titled ‘It’s All About Perspective’
Daily Life and Art are so connected; human emotions are expressed through all kinds of art forms be it with a brush, pencil, pen or through vocal expression.
To say life has been challenging and out of the ordinary for the last few years, is a mild statement, but it all comes down to our ‘Perspective’, as in how we approach life’s obstacles!
With this art show we love to bring you a reflection – through Art – of the Positive, the Beauty and the Awesomeness of the world around us. The wonderful talented artists who passionately create this reflection – with colourful paint, wood, earthy clay, glass or shimmering steel, are a true testimony of our art show theme.
We hope you will enjoy the vibrant art at the gallery and leave us with a smile and a warm heart because …it’s all about perspective!
The gallery is open to the public and we invite you to enjoy the artwork at your convenience.
Bessie, Sherisse or Karin are available to assist you in the mornings from 9.30 am until noon and by appointment in the afternoon. You can always contact us by phone or text if you have any questions or need assistance.
Phone or text: 705 783 2579
Art Curator: Karin Kriekaard
The Late Show- Lori Meeboer
2021 Eclipse Art Gallery Contest
During the 125th anniversary of Canada as a nation (2017) & following year the celebration of 125 years of Algonquin Park (2018) Deerhurst Resort & Eclipse Art Gallery have organized an Art Contest for artists to enter their artistic impressions of Muskoka and Algonquin Park.
The 2021 winner is Lori Meeboer! Lori lives and works in Corbyville, Ontario and is a full-time artist. She takes her inspiration from the beauty of the rugged Canadian landscape and the determination of the Canadian Spirit.
Colour and texture play a vital role in her work and she uses them to capture a moment and invoke a memory. Lori works primarily in acrylic and her focus is mainly on abstract Canadian landscapes.
It is her goal that her work will remind you of a childhood cottage, favourite camping trip or perhaps a Sunday drive in the country.
2020 Eclipse Art Contest Winner
Every year the Eclipse Art Gallery invites talented painters to submit three entries to be prominently displayed at Deerhurst Resort’s front desk for a year. This year’s Eclipse Art Gallery contest winner is Monica Morrill, whose unique colourful paintings will brighten and delight resort guests and visitors for the next twelve months.
A self-taught artist, Monica began creating artwork using acrylic paints on canvas as a way to fill her home with colourful images of nature for her family to enjoy. She aspires to illustrate the supernatural aspects of the world around us and to capture a sense of peace and tranquility that is sometimes overlooked. She was born on Southern Vancouver Island where she grew up exploring the beaches, forests and mountains of the west coast. Always interested in art, she spent much of her time drawing pictures of wildlife. She moved off the island to complete a university degree and spent the next several years living in various cities across Canada. She currently resides in Ottawa with her husband and children.
Art Contest winner Monica Morrill (centre) shows off one of her paintings that will be displayed at Deehurst’s front desk for a year as the winning entry of this year’s Eclipse Art Gallery contest. Shown with Deerhurst GM, Jesse Hamilton (left) and Eclipse Art Gallery owner Karin Kriekkard (right).
Niveous | Winter 2020
by Terry Ananny
Terry’s bright and colourful acrylic paintings of hockey, children at play and seasonal village scenes cheerfully capture the spirit of Canadian life. Her early years spent in summers on Lake Muskoka and traveling to Quebec enriched the artist with lasting impressions of the beautiful Canadian landscape and diverse Canadian culture. Her works are held in many Canadian and international corporate collections. Canadian Prime Ministers, Governor Generals and the Government of Canada have collected her work over the past two decades.
Chris Keene attended Rhode Island School of Design. Chris created for several years stunning visual effects and digital characters for Walt Disney. His work is prominently displayed in several live-action and feature animated films, two of which were nominated for an Academy Award. Keene returned to Toronto in 2011 to return to his artistic roots. The abundance of wilderness and animal life soon became the driving influence in Chris’s work. Keene turned to acrylic paints on canvas as his creative medium. His graphic skills from Disney are some of the techniques Keene utilizes to create his unique compositions.
Live Edge Forest
Blue River Wood Clock 30″ Aureola Ammonite 30″
Rock Cliff at Livingstone Lake 30″x40″ Oil on Canvas
Join Us for a fun Paint Night during the Christmas Holidays at Deerhurst Resort.
with art facilitator Helena Renwick
$35.- pp materials included – Limited space available –
Children 8 and up welcome
Book through Eclipse Art Gallery or Activity Desk, Deerhurst Resort.
Dec 20th- 7 pm, Dec 21& 22- 4pm, Dec 27th – 7 pm, Dec 28th & 29th 4 pm
Algonquin in Blue 28″x 54″ Multimedia
From our Family to Yours, We Wish you a Happy Holidays Season!