SUDBURY, ON – October 21, 2014 – Artists on Elgin is pleased to be featuring Recent Paintings by renowned Northern Ontario artist Ivan Wheale for the month of November. Wheale, who annually exhibits at Artists on Elgin, will be in attendance for the opening reception on Saturday November 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to come to Artists on Elgin to enjoy Wheale's latest works, and celebrate his 80th birthday.

This collection of Recent Paintings features something truly unique for Wheale. Of the 18 piece collection, 4 are oval shaped which gives the viewer a different perspective of his surroundings. Staying true to his subject matter, Wheale's paintings reflect the life and landscapes of Manitoulin Island.

"It is always a treat when we receive Ivan's new work," explained Courtney Natale business promotions co-ordinator for The Northern Artist Gallery/ Artists on Elgin. "He is in a league of his own artistically- we are lucky to have him and his work in our gallery."

Ivan Wheale was born Sunderland, England in 1934. Throughout his career, Ivan has held nearly 100 solo exhibitions and his work has been exhibited in even more group exhibitions. His works hang in 42 public and corporate collections, including the Royal Collection and the Dean's Collection at Windsor Castle in England, the Government of Ontario, the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Premier of Ontario's office in 2004, and the Arts Pavilion "Man and His World" in Montreal. His numerous awards include an Honourary Degree L.L.D. from Laurentian University, the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council.

The public is encouraged to visit Artists on Elgin from November 3rd to the 29th to enjoy Wheale's Recent Paintings. All are invited to come to the opening reception on Saturday November 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin Street, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Courtney Natale
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