2018 Special Guest Artists

This year the Gallery has a new program with 1/2 season Guest Artists. All guests are members of the BPSA. This is our 2018 lineup!

First half season (May-July)

Janet Wilson

Janet is a representational Canadian Landscape Painter. She paints Plein Air (outside on location) and in the Studio. Oil paint is her preferred medium. She paints to capture a sense of place, a time of day, a season or changing weather. Her goal is to create a memory that can be shared. She likes to paint a scene as seen but still allow the brush work to be spontaneous. The Bruce Peninsula with its beauty and dramatic coastlines are inspirations for her work.


More of Janet’s art can be found at janetwilsonfineart.com

Janet can be reached at:



Laura Banks

Laura lives on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula with her husband and two schnauzers. Her studio faces the lake and is a wonderful place to be creative. Laura uses acrylic and oils to paint Fine Art, Chef Aprons and Rustic Cottage art pieces. Originally successful with landscape paintings, her passion for nature, birds and animals is now her focus. In addition to painting on canvas she has been known to paint on just about anything that is available including the walls of her studio. Laura loves to paint and hopes to keep the flame of creativity alive for a long time.


You can see more of Laura’s work at ghostlakestudio.ca

You can reach Laura at:


Dave and Tamara Riach

Dave and Tamara left their artistic path in pottery behind and moved to the Bruce Peninsula shoreline in 2014. They were immediately inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape, fuelling their passion for three dimensional form. They now use glass, wood and Paverpol as their artistic mediums. Dave focuses on his love of glass, both copper foil stained glass and fused glass. In his woodworking he makes objects and lathe turnings from mostly local, reclaimed wood. Tamara uses Paverpol, a water-based, weather resistant textile hardening medium to make 3D sculpture. She is a certified Paverpol teacher and both Paverpol and stained glass is taught at their home studio on Stokes Bay.



You can see more of their work at www.davarastudio.com

Dave and Tamara can be reached at:



or 519-592-5780

Second half season (Aug -Oct)

Anita Penman

Anita has always been interested in drawing, painting and various crafts, and since retirement, she has had the time to try many different ways to express her creativity.
She works primarily in watercolour and acrylics and has  entered paintings in the Lion’s Head Art Show, the Bruce County Juried Art Show, and juried shows in Southampton, Owen Sound, and Grand Bend, Ontario. Several of her paintings have been featured on the Bruce Trail Calendar. Anita belongs to the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists and Is represented by Santa Fe Gallery in Owen Sound, Ontario.


Anita can be reached at alpenman6@gmail.com

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:



Gayle Fairchild

Gayle loves feeling clay run through her fingers as she sits at her wheel. She has many years of experience making pots.  She started making functional pottery in the early 70’s.  Gayle works with lead free, dinnerware safe earthenware using underglazes as paints to colour the pottery. She uses a range of pleasing colours that bring life to her work. She also works with high fire porcelain, carving designs into the surface and then firing in a wood fired kiln. The kiln, which reaches a temperature of 1,400 celsius, coats the pots with ash and the flame toasts the pieces. Her work is made to be used – and to be enjoyed.


Gayle can be reached at g.fairchild@sympatico.ca or 519-534-5498