Oxford County Library Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Read more [...]
Hours of Operation Labour Day to Victoria Day: Tues to Sat: 10am – 5pm Victoria Day to Labour Day: Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm Our Mission “The Woodstock Museum NHS exists to collect, conserve, research, exhibit and interpret a collection of representative and significant artifacts that contribute to an Read more [...]
Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre (ICAC) was started in 1972 by a small group of people who saw the need for artistic growth in the community. In the past 40 years we have grown into a unique organization with a membership of over 400 individuals, families and Read more [...]
Original Watercolour and Photography Mixed Medium By Ted McLauchlin Ted has been a watercolour Artist all his life and for the past 20 years has worked as a professional Photographer. His passion for the detail of photography and his love for the softness and fluidity of watercolour has lead to Read more [...]
With an emphasis on nature photography and landscapes, I love the flexibility of photographic art. Add in a matching frame and the image literally comes to life! This art form can bring back childhood memories or remind you of travels around the world…or around the corner …Cathy Bingham, photographic artist
Deb was born and raised in Oxford County and has a background in graphic design, which works well into her artistic abilities. She has always had a love of drawing and recently developed a love for painting as well. An acrylic painting class taken last year at the Ingersoll Creative Read more [...]
Mercedes Victoria I have been drawing all my life and was introduced to chalk pastel in university by artist James Tughan. My work has been showcased in many juried exhibits and won awards including Best in Show and Juror’s Choice. Through my drawings, I dig into the human mind and Read more [...]
My watercolour style has been described as “bold” and bordering on “impressionistic” style. I enjoy painting a number of subjects from macro floral, close ups of birds and automotive/motorcycle detail. The underlying theme to all my work is that there must be a strong sense of colour and form. I Read more [...]
I am a marine engineer by trade and I became interested in glass art over 30 years ago through welding metal frames for other artists. Glass is always interesting. It’s never boring. A piece of glass always holds secrets that allow it to transform into an amazing light pictures or Read more [...]
My work embodies many of the modalities involved in making jewellery. All of my pieces are original designs using fine and sterling silver, copper and bronze. My silver spoons are sawn, hammered filed, stamped and then designs are created with lead free solder. Semi-precious beads and various metals are added Read more [...]
The Woodstock Fleece Festival is an annual event celebrating the fibre arts including Knitting, Weaving, Rughooking, Spinning and Felting. Shop our Marketplace with Vendors selling everything from raw fleeces and yarns to finished products. Get hands-on and learn from top Instructors at one of our workshops. Discover demonstrations and enjoy Read more [...]
Oxwood Hooking Artisans – A traditional rug hooking guild in Woodstock. Our rug hooking guild is a branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG). We offer: learning and sharing through regular meetings access to our resourse library special classes with OHCG teachers Guild Meetings and Hook-ins 2nd Thursday, September Read more [...]
I was born and raised in Woodstock and returned to my roots here about 6 years ago after spending time in the U.S. and Europe. I’m proud of my two grown children and a very special grandchild who all live close by. Water colour painting has always appealed to me Read more [...]
I think you can tell by my work that I love colour. I am a mixed medium artist meaning I work with oils & acrylics adding various mediums for texture and effect. Recently I have been adding collage elements as well. I love to explore the possibilities in the wonderful Read more [...]
Growing up in Southwestern Ontario, with its abundance of beautiful scenery and wildlife, Trevor Pottelberg has always harbored a love for the great outdoors, a passion that eventually manifested itself through his scenic landscape photography. Trevor graduated from Fanshawe College in 2000, with diplomas in both Photography and Advanced Read more [...]
Linda J. Trowell AOCA Born and raised on a farm in Oxford County, Linda has been drawing and painting since early childhood. At an early age she discovered her artistic interests and began to develop her skills. Her first formal training began at the Ontario College of Art, (OCADU) Toronto. Read more [...]
“The connection between people and nature, children, family and my love of open spaces are simple moments I mean to capture and share.” Born in Palmerston Ontario, I spent my childhood with muddy hands keeping mother company in a pottery studio. After attending Sheridan College for Illustration I started doing Read more [...]
Kate Innes was born and raised in Woodstock and spent her early career years in London working in newspaper and magazine advertising and later independently as an advertising consultant. After raising her three sons she experimented with water colour painting and then discovered the joys of working with acrylics. Over Read more [...]
Artist’s Statement Nature is an abundant source of subjects for creative expression and my inspiration comes from the myriad of landscapes in the changing seasons. I am passionate about playfully expressing, through colour and lines, my love of the world around me. I am most inspired when my subjects “choose” Read more [...]
“I have a passionate interest in the beauty of nature and the hidden beauty of everyday images” John Novak is a Photographic Artist and Sculptor. John has a passionate interest in the beauty of nature and the hidden beauty of everyday images. John’s interest in sculpting wildfowl and songbirds rekindled his Read more [...]
Artist Statement I am inspired by new ideas and techniques of painting which help me keep evolving as an artist. I am continually learning and have the frame of mind that my next painting will always be better and the best has yet to come. Constantly looking for innovation and Read more [...]
Grazina Williams is an Oxford County artist who uses bold saturated colours, flowing patterns and textures, in a variety of mediums to create unique art pieces. She is a member of Oxford Creative Connections Inc., the London Brush and Palette Club, and the Gallery Painters of London. Her work has Read more [...]
The Woodstock Fanshawe Singers was formed in the fall of 1984, with the intent of augmenting Woodstock’s existing fine choral tradition. Today, this fine chamber choir continues to perform a variety of challenging choral music, priding itself as a group that emphasizes and promotes the performance of Canadian choral music.
Annandale National Historic Site is home to the community museum and is a hub for public programming and cultural events. Annandale House: A fully restored Victorian home built by Tillsonburg’s first mayor, E.D. Tillson, that has been nationally recognized for its magnificent interior. Community Museum A municipally owned and operated Read more [...]
Experience 19th and 20th century rural and town life. Visit Quaker meeting huse, saltbox house, blacksmith shop, agricultural barn and Norwich Gore Church.
Thomas A. ‘Tom’ Ryerson is an independent author based in Woodstock, Ontario. He has written sixteen books over several different genres; including a collection of his poetry, three biographies, a family genealogy, and a ghost-write on a reference book about Def Leppard. Tom’s writing is an attempt to reach out Read more [...]
Original paintings in acrylic and oil in a variety of styles. I became aware of my artistic side at a very young age. I remember the feeling of pride and happiness I felt after completing my first finger painting. While most of my classmates just enjoyed smearing paint around on a Read more [...]
Thistle Theatre, located in Embro Ontario, has been producing a wide variety of plays since its inception in 1994. Thistle’s main production occurs every fall, usually in November, and on the rare occasion will have a second show in the spring. This usually happens if the production is going to Read more [...]
Otterview Art Studio is located in the Southern part of Oxford County and open all year by chance. You will see many sailboats and landscape paintings in watercolours and acrylic media. Shirley has corporate and private collectors in Canada, The Netherlands and U.S.A. Contact the artist for further information or Read more [...]
Imagine a wheel of cheese weighing 7300 pounds! The Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum shares this story from 1866 along with other interesting tales about the Town of Ingersoll. First settled by Thomas Ingersoll, the father of Laura Secord, in 1795, the original village of Oxford-on-the-Thames continued to grow. Over Read more [...]
Harold Watling Harold is a photographer of all things beautiful, both man made and natural. He specializes in wild animals , birds and landscapes from around the world. He lives in Woodstock, Ontario. He has long been a world traveler and has collected many images from around the world. As a Read more [...]
I paint impressionistic landscapes in oil paint. I also work in other mediums for creative designs. I am interested in all art forms.
Realistic watercolours; abstract acrylics; conte; graphite and oils. All of my life I have had a passion for producing art work. Why? I don’t know. I first started working with oil paints when I was about 10 years old, then 20 or so years later started using acrylics, and 15 or so years Read more [...]
Rita Milton was born and raised in Oxford County, Ontario. Having studied with local and international teachers, she is now an award winning professional artist. She works with several mediums in her own abstracted stylized method to create unique works. Rita has participated in numerous solo, juried, group shows and Read more [...]
Barry has lived in Woodstock for most of his life. Art, photography and music are among his interests. Over the years, he has pursued his interest in painting by attending art classes, with a variety of artists at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Twice his works have been exhibited in the Read more [...]
Although Maureen McCart-Shier enjoyed art and sketched as a youngster it wasn’t until her mid-thirties that she was introduced to Decorative Art, where she painted for the first time with acrylics. It didn’t take long before Maureen had a very busy career teaching and designing in Canada, the US and Read more [...]
From portraiture to landscapes, photographer Siân Cox works with the gentle beauty of reality. Her relaxed and casual style is inspired by the everyday moments in life. Siân creates one-of-a-kind images that capture interest through colour, perspective and composition. Based in Tillsonburg, Siân spends time photographing in Southwestern Ontario as Read more [...]
Edser Thomas is actually the middle names of Jeffery Edser Thomas Brown. Born in Etobicoke Ontario, but growing up in Listowel Ontario, Jeff has been a member of the Woodstock business community for over 25 years. Photographic Art is a passion for Jeff and his creativity can be seen in Read more [...]
Original representational watercolour painting and original abstract mixed media.
Let me begin by explaining that I do have a very busy mind and I think that is why the abstract form is attractive to me. Much of what is seen in my paintings will be a direct feeling of how I am thinking on a certain day or time. I started painting about 5 Read more [...]
Raised on a farm in Middlesex County and formally educated as a scientist (BSc U. of Waterloo, MSc U. of Guelph), Lianne has always been fascinated by the natural world, and it is reflected in her art. She has been painting watercolours for 19 years, and exhibiting them for about Read more [...]
Jerry Cornell has possessed a fond love for photography for many years and through his photography has created many excellent pieces of fine art in the field of Landscape and Still Life presentations. He has taken part in exhibits at the Woodstock Art Gallery, Highlander Galleries, Oxford Creates, The Woodstock Read more [...]
Bruce invites you to see the world through his lens. In retirement he has pursued his two lifelong passions, photography and travel. He seeks to capture in his work a moment in time or a sense of place through images that range from the abstract to the concrete and tangible. Read more [...]
Rediscovering the joy of working with clay once retired, Ruth has now developed her own personal style as a ceramic artist. Her passion for pottery grows from the challenge of creating a thing of beauty from a lump of clay. Inspired by nature, she strives to emulate its forms, textures Read more [...]
Art is such a Beautiful Natural Essential part of Life! It is the expression of ours Souls, Every Soul should have the Opportunity!” I love to craft one of a kind creations. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family where arts and music were vibrant, natural and Read more [...]
My work has been described by others as contemporary symbolism with an earthy Canadian influence. I would say that my art is of its own invention. Being self-taught, the work I produce flows from a love of detail, humour and the observations of the world around me. The characters I Read more [...]
Jamie Dickson is an artist who lives in Burgessville, Ontario, Canada. While trained at the Ontario College of Art (AOCA) in the early 70’s he has only recently returned to painting in his retirement years starting in 2013. In the years between he pursued a career in Marketing, Advertising and Read more [...]
Oil and acrylic paintings.
Graphite and coloured pencils – native.
Acrylic non-objective paintings.
Framed encaustic pieces with handwoven backgrounds. Framed needle felted pieces. Handwoven articles.
I am an author and publisher of my books. I also do rug-hooking with Oxwood Artisans, design my own rugs and take watercolour and acrylic painting classes.
Ann Loker is a retired executive who now focuses on her lifelong love of wild animals. Working from her home in Tillsonburg, Ann’s paintings have sold in Canada and Europe and has become known for her ability to capture the natural essence of her subjects.
Having a lifelong interest in art and creativity, Sue has been painting full time since 2015. Her journey started with high school art class, carried on to private water colour classes and she now enjoys working in acrylics, pastels, encaustic and fibre arts. Sue loves to experiment with new mediums Read more [...]
While living in Hong Kong, I took a class on how to knot pearls. I really enjoyed this and took further classes in design, incorporating pearls, stones, crystals, and beads etc. Since returning to Canada and Woodstock, I have taken classes in beading techniques. I hope now to continue hobby Read more [...]
Whimsical clay creations – both functional and non-functional.
Living and working on a farm in Burgessville, Ontario, Oxford County, provides artist Linda Yeoman with lots of inspiration. She is inspired by the beauty and shapes of gourds and they provide an ideal medium for Linda to create contemporary sculptures. In addition to her gourd sculptures she also creates Read more [...]