Artist Janine Marson celebrates her Oxtongue roots with 50 new oil paintings created in the area surrounding her childhood home on Oxtongue Lake. We are thrilled to premiere this solo show in our Lower Gallery from Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, July 13. Opening reception is Saturday, June 29 from 1-4pm.
Janine Marson’s Oxtongue Lake roots are very strong and impact everything she does in art and life. Janine was fortunate to grow up at her family’s Timber Trail Resort along the banks of the Oxtongue River at the doorstep to Algonquin Park. It was here that she met and watched Group of Seven artist A.J. Casson paint in her backyard and decided to be a painter when she grew up!
As a child she listened, observed and allowed her senses to take in the surrounding beauty. It is from this vantage point that her kindred art spirit developed and blossomed. The effects of colour and light are the driving force in her work.
Janine says it’s the simple things in life that can help us feel a sense of connection and draw us closer together. Rural Roots is her celebration of those connections.
With special thanks to Algonquin Outfitters, North Art Supplies and Oxtongue Lake for Arts & Culture (OLAC) for framing and publicity assistance.