Winter is the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August. It's a time associated with plunging temperatures and icy weather, but a season that can provide angry blizzards, yet stunning views of nature's palette.

Contributing artists are arranged alphabetically by surname: Fran Elliott, Tanja Groos, Lisa MacDonald, Susan Pearson, Marcela Prikryl, Eileen Romaker, Maria Sarkany, Ljuba Simovic, Krystyna Smolen, Jolanta Stanisz.

All pieces are reported as follows: Height x Width. Where given, the depth is the last number. I.e., Height x Width x Depth.

Fran Elliott
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  • Winter Falls

Winter Falls

Acrylic
8" x 14"
NFS

This painting was done by dropping acrylic and watercolour paint on yupo outside when temperature is below freezing Ice crystals form on the painting which turns into wonderful background texture when it defrosts and then dries.

Tanja Groos
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  • Soul

Soul

Oil on canvas
48" x 48" x 1½"
$3000

Winter is the coldest season of the year and it precedes spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the sun. Soul represents the winter of the psyche, a phase when it's turned away from its natural energy. A whirlwind of experiences and thoughts circle the canvas. Along the axis, new vital energy makes its way through to the surface, a new season of warmth and growth is coming.

Lisa MacDonald
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  • The Tire Swing

The Tire Swing

Acrylic on watercolor paper
5" x 7"
$35

This is a winter scene that hints at children that love to play outside. The tire swing is useful in all season.


  • Skating

Skating

Acrylic
9" x 12"
$150

One of my favorite childhood memories is having a small rink for private skating. Sometimes it was just a flooded creek, or even a ditch. When my family lived in Northern Ontario, it sometimes got cold enough that one could skate on the frozen fields.

Susan Pearson
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  • King William Street

King William Street

Digital photography
8½" x 12½"
$20

What inspired me to take this picture:  I wanted to document an always fashionable King William Street amidst the buzz around James Street North.

Marcela Prikryl
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  • Dancing With the Clouds

Dancing With the Clouds

Acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
$180

This landscape is from the Whistler-Balckcomb vast skiing area. As a life-long skier, I got an access to the vistas not available to an average tourist. Two years ago I stopped skiing and started painting these landscapes.


  • In the Shadow of the Mountain

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
$150

This is a typical scene when the skiers are getting ready to descend the mountain. They just arrived by a gondola, put on their skis, bundled up and and are thinking about going down. It is a bit nostalgic for me to now, when I come there without the skis.


  • Whistler Mountain, Late Afternoon

Whistler Mountain, Late Afternoon

Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$280

Whistler Mountain is a majestic site from many ski runs, especially towards the end of a sunny day, when the sky has a colour of gold. The skiers are heading down the mountain to the village. I loved the connection of skiing with the visual beauty of the mountains. Every day is different.

Eileen Romaker
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  • Winter Secrets

Winter Secrets

Watercolour and acrylic
10" x 13"
$400

Winter is a quiet time – much of the hustle and bustle and activity of warmer months slows down and there is time for meditation. What will be left after another ice age?


  • Cottage Serenity

Cottage Serenity

Watercolour
10" x 13"
$350

Finding a cozy hideaway in the winter is the best place to catch up on reading and just enjoy some solitude.


  • Winter Falls

Winter Falls

Watercolour
14" x 10"
$350

When I was little I was always amazed that the water froze while moving down the Jolly Cut. I tried to capture that flash in time when the temperature dropped and water was no longer able to move.

Maria Sarkany
The graphics I am presenting are hand drawn, with India ink on paper. People, animals, and objects are drawn in one continuously flowing line. I feel that we are all connected. I hope to convey this world outlook.
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  • Family Outing

Family Outing

Pen and India ink on paper
18" x 25"
$800


  • Moose

Moose

Pen and India ink on paper
16" x 20"
$600


  • The Puck

The Puck

Pen and India ink on paper
16" x 20"
$800

Ljuba Simovic
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  • Lucky Visitors

Lucky Visitors

Acrylics
16" x 20"
$200

A friend from Scotland sent me this photo she took in her yard last year. When I saw the call for winter artwrork, I remembered her photo and decided to paint it. I especially enjoyed painting those two birds.


  • On The Road

On The Road

Acrylics
16" x 20"
$200

I have a number of photographs from the old country — photos for all the seasons. I chose it because it was almost monochromatic, and I have never done any monochromatic painting before.


  • Rockies

Rockies

Acrylic
24" x 24"
$300

Visiting the Rockies was amazing. It was not easy to decide which scene to paint, because I ended up with so many beautiful pictures. I picked this one because I had so many different aspects of the scene to capture: the rock, the water, trees, hills and the sky. It was a challenge.

Krystyna Smolen
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  • Freezing Pond

Freezing Pond

Oil on canvas
12" x 12"
$150

In the grey winter day, when a frost is turning a calm pond water into green-grey ice, everything around us is silent and sad... Time for a winter hibernation.


  • Winter Sunny Afternoon

Winter Sunny Afternoon

Oil on canvas
12" x 12"
$150

When frost and sun are working together they create unimaginable beauty and invite us to walk through the winter wonderland.


  • Winter in Mountains

Winter in Mountains

Oil on canvas
12" x 12"
$150

The winter is the best painter! Using sun beams brushes and snow canvas creates stunning colours with inimitable beauty. We can only be humble imitators.

Jolanta Stanisz
Canada's Rocky Mountains provide a powerful attraction for people from all over the world to see and experience this awesome landscape. As a visitor I have had a chance to spend some time in this landscape, see the colours and light, smell the air, and feel the wind. This experience left me with many memories of this special place.
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  • Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Acrylic
16" x 20" x 1¾"
$200

Afternoon lights on the wintery facade of Mount Hector, in Banff National Park.


  • Golden Larches

Golden Larches

Acrylic
16" x 20" x 1¾"
$200

Saddleback trail highlights the golden larches, snow and blue sky.



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