2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Artists of the Limberlost. We have 6 open studios with 17 artists who look forward to welcoming you, showing you their newest creations and answering your questions about their artistic motivations and techniques. It is an opportunity to take home Limberlost natural art for yourself, or for the special people in your life.
We have changes in our lineup of artists on the 2019 tour. Peggy Bell is now a principal artist showing from Lodge Studio on West Oxbow Lake Road. She has had a productive year of painting and is excited to have her own studio location. You will recognize the scenes on display as many are in the Billy Bear, Oxbow and Limberlost area.
Peggy welcomes a new “en plein air” artist Terri Howell. Terri loves the north and Algonquin Park with their changing light, beautiful lakes and forests. Her paintings reflect her feelings of awe as she celebrates the power of nature with its changing seasons. Terri’s paintings remind you of simpler times at the cottage or in the park.
Many of us long for a handmade chef knife with a Damascus steel blade. Danielle Goulet at her Billie Bear Resort studio is pleased to welcome craftsman Craig Henshaw as a new artist to the tour. The elegantly designed knives have been forged and created in Craig’s blacksmith workshop and will be a treasured and functional kitchen utensil. Craig’s knifemaking process embraces the outdoors and brings the best elements of nature and natural living into the home.
Pam Carnochan is a Huntsville artist who creates beautiful scenes of nature or wildlife from the wool of her sheep. Her “Watercolours With Wool” start with the raw wool which is dyed and then needle felted to make large paintings, small hangings, pillows or coasters. Pam is joining the Artists of the Limberlost as a guest of Brian Markham. Visit Brian’s studio to see Pam’s Farm to Frame natural wool art.
Returning to the guest artist lineup after a year or two away are painters Barb TenEycke and Brad Wookey. Visitors will find Barb’s landscapes and natural art at Billie Bear Resort with Danielle Goulet, while Brad Wookey’s realistic wildlife and woodland paintings are on display at Jerry Friedman’s studio.
Take the time to explore our list of principal and guest artists and plan your studio tour on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10 am to 5 pm. Experience the beauty of the Limberlost area as you drive along winding roads and enjoy the natural delights of lakes, rock cuts and forests. Visit the studios, ask questions of the artists and immerse yourself in the creative process of the Artists of the Limberlost.