October 24, 2016

Ivan Wheale
Presented by Artists on Elgin
November 1 - 29

Lake Huron Stillness is open to the public at Artists on Elgin for the month of November. The reception will be held on Saturday, November 5 from 1 to 4 pm.

Ivan Wheale explores Lake Huron in 10 original oil paintings. The title of the exhibition, Lake Huron Stillness, represents the peace and solitude of Northern Ontario's unique landscapes, specifically Lake Huron. Featuring wild landscapes, lakes, shorelines, rocks, and driftwood, Wheale's high realism captures the atmosphere, shape, and texture of the local terrain.

Ivan Wheale is one of the most successful and recognizable artists in Northern Ontario. He was born Sunderland, England in 1934, and settled in Sudbury in 1957. Shortly after, Ivan moved to Manitoulin Island, where he still resides. Throughout his career, Ivan has held nearly 100 solo exhibitions and his work has been exhibited in over 60 group exhibitions. His works hang in more than 40 public and corporate collections, including the Royal Collection and the Dean's Collection at Windsor Castle in England, the Government of Ontario, and the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. His numerous accolades include an Honourary Degree L.L.D. from Laurentian University, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, and awards from the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council.
The public is encouraged to attend the opening reception where Wheale will be present to discuss his work.
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.

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, where artists can exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin aims to build mutually beneficial partnerships between the artists and the community by addressing the business and marketing needs of the local art industry. Artists on Elgin is the ideal place to find that perfect gift for any occasion. Visit us online at www.artistsonelgin.ca, or visit our Facebook Page.

Lake Huron Stillness is proudly sponsored by Gilles Girouard, Realty Executives.