MURAL # 1: “Above the Lake” – located in Buckhorn, Ontario
This mural was created as a Community Mural at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival in August 2013.
Painting was facilitated and completed by mural artist Michele Van Maurik. www.michelevanmaurik.com
“Above the Lake” is based on an original painting by artist John Lennard.
John was born in Barrie, Ontario, later moved to the Toronto area and now resides in Central Ontario. He displayed a keen interest in art from an early age and after graduating from Leaside High School studied at the Ontario College of Art and later the Art Students League of New York. In over thirty years devoted to painting, the Canadian landscape has provided an unending variety of subject matter and continues to be a constant source of inspiration for his art.
John has exhibited his work in Canada, the United States and abroad for many years and has taught drawing and painting classes and workshops for both children and adults at various times throughout his career. His paintings are represented in numerous collections in Canada, the United States and abroad. He is a member of various art organizations and is a listed artist in the publications, “A Dictionary of Canadian Artists and Artists in Canada”.
Artist’s Website: www.johnlennardart.com
MURAL # 2: “Winter’s Call” – located at Buckhorn Community Centre
This mural was created as a Community Mural at the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival in August 2014.
Painting was facilitated and completed by mural artist Cliff Smith. www.gobigmurals.com
“Winter’s Call” is based on an original painting by artist Ernie Cselko.
Born in Hungary, Ernie Cselko emigrated to Canada in 1957 at the age of nine. He learned canoeing and a love of the Canadian wild from cinematographer, seasoned canoeist, noted conservationist and wildlife expert Billy Mason. Ernie became one of Canada’s leading illustrators and perfected his style with a deep understanding of the Old Masters “chiaroscuro” technique. Wanting to move into the fine art field, he moved to Bobcaygeon in 1990. He began painting the people who inhabited this land long ago with a highly romantic flare. Native Canadians and Buckskinners paddle canoes, conquer the forests and live with nature throughout his paintings. His exceptional rendering skills and meticulous attention to detail take his paintings almost to hyper-realism while still staying faithful to the historic theme.
Sadly, Ernie passed away in 2007, and the world lost a great talent.
Ernie Cselko’s work is exclusively represented by Landmark Design.
Contact them directly at 416-438-6941.