Elizabeth Barrett

Elizabeth graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 1967. After raising a family of 3 children, she went back 30 years later, to York University to pursue her interest in Art, graduating in 1997 with a degree in Fine Arts, specializing in painting, sculpture and design.

She has taken a number of courses at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts, as well as focused workshops with painters from across Canada. The paintings are of varied mediums such as watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Her work reflects a close affinity to nature and wildlife.

Eight years ago she began to focus on sculpture, working with different types of stone. After a few years of instruction at Haliburton she began to take additional courses at Zim Art at Rice Lake, working with South African sculptors, Elizabeth further experimented with her own designs which were better suited for a metal medium, rather than stone.

The style of much of her work is semi-abstract reflecting a mood or feeling representational of the subject matter on the canvas or in stone. She has exhibited her work in group and solo shows and has been a member of the Central Ontario Art Association and now lives at Sturgeon Point near Fenelon Falls.


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Elizabeth Barrett
Irises

acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

22 x 18 inches framed

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Elizabeth Barrett
Country Landscape

acrylic on canvas

16 x 20 inches

18 x 22 inches framed

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Elizabeth Barrett
Palms & Hibiscus

acrylic on canvas

20 x 16 inches

22 x 18 inches framed

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Elizabeth Barrett
Cascading Lilies

acrylic on canvas

20 x 24 inches

22 x 26 inches framed

Jerry Brennan

Brennan was born March 7th, 1952 in Orillia, ON. Brennan paints en plein air in the open fields and forests around Fenelon Falls and the Kawartha Lakes region.

For decades, Brennan has explored the theme of ‘being one with nature’. A passionate outdoorsman, Brennan’s love for nature has permeated his painting and drawing practice since the very beginning. Brennan’s oil paintings, portraits, figurative drawings and pastels have been exhibited and collected across North America since 1975.


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Jerry Brennan
Field & Sky, Fall

oil on board

24 x 30 inches

30 x 36 inches framed

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Jerry Brennan
Fields & Hills, Cavan

oil on board

12 x 16 inches

18 x 22 inches framed

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Jerry Brennan
Spring Sky

oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

18.5 x 22.5 inches framed

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Jerry Brennan
Storm Clouds, Fall

oil on canvas

20 x 24 inches

25 x 28.5 inches framed

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Jerry Brennan
Storm Clouds, Summer

oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

24 x 28 inches framed

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Jerry Brennan
Summer Sky

oil on board

18 x 24 inches

24 x 30 inches framed

 

Amanda Burk

Drawing is central to Amanda Burk’s art practice and research. She received her MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2003) and her Honours BA Fine Arts Specialization from the University of Waterloo (2001).

Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally - most recently she has participated in exhibitions in Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Toronto, and Peoria, Illinois. Her work has just been featured in the International Drawing Annual, INDA 11, published by Manifest Press and she was also recently interviewed by Tussle Magazine.

Burk’s work has been collected by the City of Toronto, COBRA to Contemporary (Netherlands) and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Burk lives in North Bay, Ontario, where she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Nipissing University.

Artist Statement: Dual Series

This series of large-scale charcoal drawings on paper, featuring two-headed northern animals, playfully contemplates ideas surrounding cohabitation and symbiotic relationships, and was also motivated by ideas around cellular division, conception, and the animal nature of our biology.

Each animal, although seemingly identical, is upon closer inspection an individual and maintains a degree of independence. However, interdependence is clearly an inescapable aspect of these mirrored relationships.

The Dual Series takes advantage of the play on the word “dual”. Each drawing in the series is titled after a famous duel. Dual (Senna), for example, references the famous race car driver Ayrton Senna who won the 1992 Grand Prix in Monaco. This particular race between Senna and Nigel Mansell was referred to as a duel, and Monaco has the rabbit as one of their national animals.

As the Dual Series evolved it bridged into a body of work titled Full Circle where the animals gain more autonomy and now interact with each other in a more confrontational way.


Amanda Burk
Dual (Decatur and Barron)

2012

charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

38 x 56 inches framed

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Amanda Burk


Dual (Senna)

2010

charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

38 x 56 inches framed

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Amanda Burk


Dual (Hawkey)

2010

charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

38 x 56 inches framed

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Amanda Burk


Dual (Cecrops)

2010

charcoal on paper

26 x 40 inches

38 x 56 inches framed

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Amanda Burk


Dual (Meadow Star)

2011

charcoal on paper

26 x 40 inches

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Amanda Burk


Bound (my Aesopian sadness)

2016

charcoal on paper

50 x 50 inches

(currently unframed)

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Amanda Burk


We Could No Longer Remain The Same

2016

charcoal on paper

50.5 x 108 inches

(currently unframed)

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Amanda Burk
Dual (Wooten and Miller)

2012

charcoal on paper

30 x 44 inches

38 x 56 inches framed

 

Vicki Carruthers

I am asked frequently to write an “artist statement” and like many artists I find it difficult to express in words why I make art or what art making means to my life.

What first comes to mind is my love of life, my sense of fun and energy, and I am here on earth and my wish is to share my passion, make a difference and put a smile on your face.

I start each painting with a “splash” of red.......then the fun begins and the images appear...shapes emerge ......all in preparation for the journey of colour to begin.  I favour bright colours, lively shapes and lines, with an attention to the whole canvas.  I love to push and pull the image as I play with paint, colour and composition - constantly adding, changing and taking away. My paintings communicate a positive message to the world, created to remind you of the beauty that is within and around us.

Love, life and shapes found in nature are my immediate inspiration.  The whimsy and delight and colour of the natural world as expressed by The Group of Seven, Ted Harrison, and Norval Morrisseau have remained an inspiration for me since I began painting.

My paintings BURST with BOLD, VIBRANT colour , STYLIZED shapes are full of energy and joy. My black outlines create the energy the shapes describe the story and as I finish each piece I am in “awe” of having done it.

I hope to leave this world a little brighter than it was. “Colour was not given to us in order that we should imitate nature, it was given to us so that we can express our emotions” - Henri Matisse 


 
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Dorset Fine Arts was established in Toronto in 1978 as the wholesale marketing division of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative. The Co-operative is in Cape Dorset, Nunavut and is unique among the Arctic Co-operatives for its focus on the arts and artists of the community. The Annual Graphics Collection from Cape Dorset has been released since 1959 and the Co-operative also represents many acclaimed sculptors and drawing artists. Dorset Fine Arts was established to develop and serve the market for Inuit fine art produced by the artist members of the Co-operative. Sales and exhibitions of prints, drawings and sculptures are made through the Dorset Fine Arts showroom in Toronto to galleries around the world. 

 

Artist CV's


 
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Jordan Kelly
Bear

2018

serpentinite

2.5 x 5 x 2 inches

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Adamie Qaumagia


Owl

2018

serpentinite

5.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches

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Ningeosiaq Ashoona


Loon

2018

serpentinite

8.5 x 2 x 2 inches

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Ningeosiaq Ashoona


Two Loons

2018

serpentinite

4 x 10 x 2 inches

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Joanie Ragee


Bear

2017

serpentinite

7 x 13 x 6 inches

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Akavak Mangitak
Inuksuk

2018

serpentinite

5 x 3 inches

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Akavak Mangitak
Inuksuk

2018

serpentinite

4 x 2 inches

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Adamie Mathewsie
Owl

2018

serpentinite

2.5 x 6.5 inches

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Alan Oshutsiaq
Inuksuk

2018

serpentinite

4.5 x 2 inches

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Ulami Tunnillie
Bird

2018

serpentinite

2 x 4 inches

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Kudlo Kellipalik
Inuksuk

2018

granite

8 x 4 inches

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Kakee Ningeosiaq
School of Fish

2018

serpentinite

6.5 x 4.5 inches

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Markoosie Papigatok
Dancing Bear

2017

serpentinite

9 x 8 inches

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Mosesee Pootoogook
Fisherman with Spear

2018

serpentinite, wood, string, metal

9 x 7.5 inches

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Mosesee Pootoogook
Narwhal

2018

serpentinite

1.5 x 9 inches

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Parr Parr
Owl

2018

serpentinite

7 x 20.5 inches

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Pudlalik Shaa
Narwhal and Young

2018

serpentinite and ivory

3 x 6 inches

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Pauloosie Tunnillie
Bear

2018

serpentinite

1.5 x 3 inches

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Saila Pudlat
Walrus

2018

serpentinite

3 x 3 inches

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Tommy Ezekiel
Swan

2018

serpentinite

3 x 3.5 inches

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Tony Oqutaq
Bear

2018

serpentinite

3 x 5.5 inches

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Timila Pitsiulak
Whale on Base

2018

serpentinite and antler

3.5 x 8.5 inches

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Ulami Tunillie
Bear

2018

serpentinite

2.5 x 4 x 2 inches

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Itulu Etidloie


Loon

2018

serpentinite

7 x 11.5 x 3 inches

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Tukiki Manumee
Man in Boat

2018

serpentinite

3 x 10 x 2.5 inches

Mathewsie Oshutsiaq
Inuksuk

2018

serpentinite

7 x 3.5 inches

 
 

Deb Grise

Grise begins her work with a great deal of preparation, whether painting en plein air or inside the studio. Combining techniques from Old Masters, Impressionism and contemporary painting, her work is inspired by her surroundings. Grise often treks into nature creating field studies that turn into larger works later. Grise has exhibited in Toronto, Markham, Waterloo, Fenelon Falls, Collingwood, and Toronto. Her work is also found in private collections in Ireland, France, Sierra Leone, The Netherlands, Greece, The United States, and across Canada. Grise currently works from her studio in Barrie, Ontario.


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Deb Grise
A.Y. Jackson Lake – Killarney

2014

oil on canvas

30 x 40 inches

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Deb Grise
Home & Away

2017

oil on birch panel

36 x 48 inches

Christina Handley

Farm life and the rural landscape provide rich inspiration for photographer and metal artisan Christina Handley, who lives on a working cattle farm in Burnt River, Ontario.

Christina is a professional photographer whose photos of horses, nature and agricultural subjects have appeared in magazines, catalogues and calendars around the world. After her husband, Boyd, taught her to weld, she expanded her creative talents to include custom sculptures fashioned from new steel and found metal pieces such as old farm tools and machinery. One of her re-purposed metal horse sculptures was displayed on the cross country course for the equestrian three-day eventing competition at the 2015 Pan American Games.

Christina’s latest works include a new line of unique metal pieces, created with a plasma cutter, using a free hand technique, suitable as home décor accessories or garden art.


Liz Pead

Liz Pead grew up in New Brunswick and lived by the sea, painting, drawing, weaving and working in galleries. She studied Fabric Surface Design (1993) and Textiles (1995) at the New Brunswick College of Draft and Design. In 2005, she established Liz Pead Studio in Toronto and in 2007, graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) with Distinction Honours in Drawing and Painting, winning the Medal.

In her newest series of work, Pead uses thread and metal to stitch directly into copper and stainless steel mesh supports recreating various landscapes collected from her travels across Canada, Scotland, Iceland and the Czech Republic. These works are a reflection on memory, an investigation into the history of pattern, and an expansion on material exploration. An accomplished textile designer and hockey player, Pead’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Denmark and Iceland.


Liz Pead
Edge of the Woods

2016

thread on copper mesh

5 x 8 inches framed

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Liz Pead
Galashiels to Stow, Scotland #2

2016

thread on copper mesh

5 x 8 inches framed

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Liz Pead
Prodigal Pine

2016

thread on stainless steel mesh

5 x 8 inches framed

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Liz Pead
The One That Got Away, The Chaudry

2015

thread on stainless steel mesh

9.75 x 13.5 inches

 

David Alexander Risk


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David Alexander Risk
Kingfisher – Marshland Jewel

2018

acrylic and oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

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David Alexander Risk
Warbler Singing Amongst the Cattails

2018

acrylic and oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

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David Alexander Risk
Saw-Whet Owl in Autumn Tamarack

2018

acrylic and oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

 

Catharine Somerville

Borrowing methodologies from The Masters and old world painting, Somerville has spent years developing her painting practice and understanding of colour. She spends her time painting, teaching and exhibiting internationally.

Somerville is a post graduate of Visual Arts Painting and Drawing at the University of Sussex and West Dean College, England divides her time between Fenelon Falls, ON and West Sussex, UK.


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Catharine Somerville
Devon Rose #3

2018

watercolour on rag paper

8.5 x 13 inches

17.25 x 21.25 inches framed

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Catharine Somerville
July Lilies #1

2018

watercolour on rag paper

13 x 8.5 inches

21.25 x 17.25 inches framed

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Catharine Somerville
July Lilies #2

2018

watercolour on rag paper

13 x 8.5 inches

21.25 x 17.25 inches framed

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Catharine Somerville
Spring Skyline

2018

oil on canvas

12 x 24 inches

13 x 25 inches framed

 

Joan Horsfall Young

Joan Horsfall Young was born in Toronto, Canada and is a long time resident of the Kawartha Lakes. She studied art under Charles Goldhammer at Central Technical School and then spent 10 years studying in Europe. When she moved to California she was so taken by the characteristic light that she changed her style of painting to impressionism.

"Having been blessed to live and travel in so many parts of the world, I've learned just how similar people are. Our hearts usually beat for the same reasons. I hope that this is reflected in my work. "

Young has studied with many local artists and teaches herself.


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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 7

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 8

2017

oil on linen board

12 x 12 inches

13.25 x 13.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 52

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 31

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 54

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 19

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 44

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 57

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 2

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 70

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young


Cottage 51

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young


Cottage 4

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 63

2017

oil on linen board

12 x 12 inches

13.25 x 13.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 22

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 33

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 58

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 21

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 48

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 28

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 16

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 78

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 41

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 62

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 55

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 45

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 66

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 37

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 1

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 11

2017

oil on linen board

12 x 12 inches

13.25 x 13.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 76

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 2

2017

oil on linen board

12 x 12 inches

13.25 x 13.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 65

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 59

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 50

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 64

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 30

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
Cottage 24

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
L510

2017

oil on linen board

10 x 8 inches

11.25 x 9.25 inches framed

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Joan Horsfall Young
L520

2017

oil on linen board

8 x 10 inches

9.25 x 11.25 inches framed