Jerry Friedman

Jerry Friedman

Jerry is a long time cottager on Bella Lake. He can often be seen exploring the shallows of the lake, searching for the raw driftwood he transforms into sculptural pieces.

The beauty of the wood is often not apparent in the pieces as they exist in nature, covered as they are in sand, silt and algae. It is in the cleaning and meticulous sanding that the hidden beauty in the grain, shape and texture is uncovered. Finishing with a natural oil brings out the drama in the grain.  Mounting on a base of Muskoka granite or quartz further enhances the impact.

Some of the finished pieces are representational, while others are free-form and impressionistic, inviting the viewer's imagination.



Current Work:

Studio Info:

Jerry Friedman
1409 Billie Bear Rd.


August 18 & 19 2018
Guest Artists

painting by E. Johnson

painting by E. Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson - painting

Elizabeth paints in watercolour, acrylic and oil.  While primarily a landscape painter, she also loves to depict the human figure in the Canadian landscape.  Elizabeth studied art at Guelph University, Haliburton School of the Arts, and with many noted North American painters.

dragon sculpture

bird and nest sculpture 

Nathan Sowrey – Woven-wood sculptures

Nathan weaves saplings, roots, and plants into sculptures born of both fantasy and nature.  His art is designed to blend outdoor spaces into the natural environment, or to bring the outdoors into the home.  Nathan is inspired by wildlife, landscapes and a wild imagination.