2021 Special Guest Artists

This year the Gallery continues its Guest Artist program with full and 1/2 season season Guest Artists. All guests are members of the BPSA.

Full season (July 2nd – October 10th)

Mary Ambrose

Mary is a visual artist who is inspired by both the urban environment and the natural beauty of the Northern Bruce Peninsula. When she is not out kayaking or hiking, Mary paints in oil, acrylic and encaustic at her studio near Tobermory. In addition, Mary does sculpture with found objects and fibre arts using hand dyed fabrics.

More of Mary’s art can be seen at www.facebook.com/Mary.ambrose.104

Mary can be reached at:



Brenda Kerton

Brenda is a Permanent Member of the Gallery but is taking a sabbatical for the 2021 Season. We will have her art work on display for the month of July as a Guest Artist. Please see her full page for more info!


Sheila Loewen 

Raised in the then-still-rural community of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, I developed an excitement for nature and art very young. I’ve focused this passion for the natural world largely toward the science route, earning an HBSc in Health Science while taking all the zoology, botany, and environmental science courses I could fit in. I’ve drawn on influences from some of my favourite naturalist authors (Beatrix Potter, Ernest T. Seton) in developing my artistic style. In recent years, I’ve grown to love the mediums of watercolour and wood fibres, and my work is focused heavily on the intricate details of animals and plants. All of my paintings are based on my own encounters and photography, while my jewelry line is largely centred around the incredible variety of colours, textures and patterns in birch bark.

I moved up to Lion’s Head with my husband in 2018, and have delighted in the lovely community and opportunity for inspiration that the Bruce Peninsula provides.

phone or text: 289-228-4589

Mark Nowicki

Photography is a counterpoint to my working life with computers and electronics.

It will take me out of the house, in almost any weather, to see how a place looks at different times of the day or year. I will visit a particular spot when an imagined picture of it might match the moment’s reality. Sometimes it works that way, at other times it’s all right in front of me and there’s nothing to do but release the shutter. Post-processing is minimal, similar to what photographers have always done in their darkrooms, just enough to bring out the picture that was imagined before the shutter button was pushed. Most photographs are of the Bruce Peninsula, of scenes we all drive by or walk past often, but captured when weather, lighting and being there come together in a good way.

My wife Louise and I moved to Tobermory in 1998 where we worked together in our IT business.

Email: mark@littletubharbour.com


Wendy Peters

Unique Stained Glass Creations

Wendy’s creative designs incorporate stained glass with a variety of accents: agate, gemstones, cut and fused glass, antique glass and jewelry.

Her work is inspired by the diversity and movement of our natural environment.

Wendy is a permanent resident of Northern Bruce Peninsula and is an avid lover of nature and outdoor pursuits. She expresses her passions through both glass and woodworking.

Email: peterswendy61@gmail.com


First half season (July 2nd – August 2nd)

Kim McKellar

I’ve been a painter for over 30 years but fell in love with kiln-fired glass ten years ago. It is a medium that fills me with joy and wonder.  Its interplay with light, texture; its transparent and opaque qualities inspire me.  I am fascinated with layering colours and seeing the unexpected. Recently I have been working deeper, creating more depth and colour through multiple layers and multiple firings and more cold work. I am always looking to understand glass more; to try new techniques; find new teachers and share my vision through glass and painting. I’m inspired by the land that I live on, the people that I love and the hope I find in the persistence of spirit.

To see more of my work please visit www.kimmckellar.ca

Email:  rootsandwings@amtelecom.net

Arni Stinnissen

From a very young age, Arni has had great admiration and respect for the great outdoors. Since his retirement a few years ago, he has been able to spend the time to improve his photographic skills in the field and in the digital darkroom.  As an award winning nature photographer, naturalist and conservationist, he is proud to have had his images published in conservation-themed, international journals including the prestigious Birdlife Australia, Wild Seed Project in Maine, National Audubon Society and Canadian Geographic. Arni and his spouse Dianne moved to the Bruce Peninsula permanently in 2018.
His goal is to tell Nature’s story by capturing unique one-of-a-kind images that will resonate with the viewer, stir the soul, invoke an emotion or perhaps stimulate a memory.  The final compositions capture a fleeting moment, one that portrays the beauty, simplicity and fragility of nature.
Phone: 705 238-1750

Second half season (Aug 2nd – October 10th)

Charles Jordan
Master Woodturner Charles Jordan is a multi-award winning woodturner.    His pieces of work have won awards in the artistic, creative and functional categories in numerous woodturning competitions.  In particular, Charles is known for his natural edge and burl products.   His hand-turned wooden bowls and artistic pieces in matte and gloss finishes are created in natural and coloured genres.  Charles resides here on the Bruce Peninsula and you’ll find him in his studio working away on the next artistic creation.

Ruth Lazier
Ruth has taken courses at the Dundas Valley School of Art, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery and the La Cloche School of Art. She is primarily interested in landscape painting on location and also enjoys animal and figure drawing from life. Her work has been accepted in numerous juried shows, where she has won several awards

Kenzie Whittal
Over the past 6 years Kenzie has been the owner/operator of her children’s art studio called Viewfinder Art Studio in New Hamburg, ON. Unfortunately, this past August 2020 they had to close their retail space of five years due to covid. She is currently working out of her home studio and teaching virtually through her studio, as well as a Children’s Art Instructor at Homer Watson House & Gallery.
While she is teaching, she is also establishing herself as a professional artist. Kenzie is focusing on building her own fine art portfolio with acrylic painting, photography and pottery. She enjoys shooting manual photography and turning these images into her own take of an acrylic painting and often draws on the beauty of the Bruce Peninsula for inspiration. Kenzie also works with stoneware clay both on the wheel and hand-built. Her pottery can be best seen on her fine art Instagram page, @viewfinder_fine_art, and can be purchased through her studio.
Instagram: @viewfinder_fine_art
Instagram: @viewfinder_art_studio