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The Lake
A Closer Look at Lake of The Woods and Shoal Lake
September 22nd - Oct 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday September 22nd - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
All are welcome, Refreshments served, Artists Melissa Jean and Tracey Kucheravy will be in attendance.

From Shoal Lake to Lake of the Woods, THE LAKE rejoices in the font of inspiration that nature delivers to featured artists Tracey Kucheravy and Melissa Jean. Their works offer us a joy and understanding of this environmental gift, through their creative yet observed depictions of rich and serene ecosystems. Instinctively, we sense that being near water makes us healthier and happier; it reduces stress and brings us peace. We long for the solace of where water meets land and sky, and these paintings reflect that same attractive and restorative tranquility.

Born in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Tracey Kucheravy, is a self-taught and emerging artist who later apprenticed with Gordon Harrison. She is deeply influenced by her surroundings: vast prairies, lush forests, and colorful valleys all serve as inspiration for her paintings. Kucheravy's artworks are held in corporate and private collections in Canada, UK and the United States.

Melissa Jean paints out of her studio in Kenora, Ontario. Growing up in mid and western Canada, Jean's childhood was filled with movement and adventure that continues with her irresistible and unstoppable urge to create today. She basks in revealing details in nature that others might take for granted. Jean's artworks are held in corporate and private collection across North America.

A curated group exhibition, THE LAKE also presents selected works from west coast gallery artists Cameron Bird and Rick Bond who are equally inspired by the outdoors and our great Canadian landscape.

These artists all share a passion for the natural world and travelling. From Shoal Lake to Lake of the Woods, in this selection of vistas we find evidence of their comparable efforts to capture the essence of the surveyed landscape. These artists situate themselves before and within the wilderness, painting first en plein air, and later returning to their studios to refine their exacting but expressive studies into larger works on canvas.

If we become like where we are grown, these paintings are seasoned splendor by the artists' restful contemplations of their beautiful origins. You can almost hear the waves lapping at the shore.




Cameron Bird
Stormbreak Lake Of The Woods
Cameron Bird
Evening Reflections, Lake of the Woods
sold
Rick Bond
Lake of the Woods Mosaic
Rick Bond
Sails of Summer
Rick Bond
Sailing Summer
Rick Bond
Sailing to Windward
Rick Bond
Lake of the Woods, Whitecaps
Rick Bond
Islands of the Lake
sold
Rick Bond
Kenora Mist
Rick Bond
Lakelight
Melissa Jean
Afterglow
sold
Melissa Jean
Lake Through Pines
Melissa Jean
Lake Sparkle
sold
Melissa Jean
At The End of the Day
sold
Melissa Jean
Cannonball!
sold
Melissa Jean
Middle Island, LOTW
Melissa Jean
Holding the Sun
Melissa Jean
Boat Tripping
sold
Melissa Jean
Sunset, Royal Yacht Club, LOTW
Melissa Jean
Island of the Muse
Melissa Jean
Point of Whiskey (Whiskey Island, LOTW)
sold
Melissa Jean
The Infinity of Light
Melissa Jean
S Island, LOTW
Melissa Jean
Summer Birches
Melissa Jean
Secret Beach, LOTW
Melissa Jean
Taking the Long Way Back
sold
Melissa Jean
Strawberry Island, LOTW
Melissa Jean
Lead Me On
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Island 3, Perch Bay, Kenora
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Island 1, Perch Bay, Kenora 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
View from Holmes Island, Winnipeg River, Kenora 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
View from Holmes Island
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Best of Both Worlds, Shoal Lake, Series 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Best of Both Worlds, Shoal Lake, Study 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Eagle Island, Shoal Lake, Series 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Eagle Nest Island, Shoal Lake, Study 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
The Rock, Shoal Lake 1
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
The Rock, Shoal Lake 2
sold
Tracey Kucheravy
Island 2, Perch Bay, Kenora
sold