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, Lisa MacDonald, Frances O'Flynn, Josie Radoman, Maria Sarkany, Ljuba Simovic.

Fran Elliott
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  • Christmas Help

Christmas Help

Watercolour on Board
8" x 10"
NFS


  • Iced Forest

Iced Forest

Watercolour
16" x 20"
SOLD


  • Fractured Winter

Fractured Winter

Watercolour
16" x 20"
NFS

Lisa MacDonald
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  • Sundown

Sundown

Acrylic
16" x 12"
$300

Sunsets are always a great way to start a painting. It can be challenging otherwise to get some vivid colors into a winter scene. My parents last home was on a rural road surrounded by farms and bush; so, this is a nostalgic piece of those cozy winter nights all snug inside while outside the air was crisp and sometimes the wind howled loudly.


  • Sunday Afternoon Family Skate

Sunday Afternoon Family Skate

Acrylic
16" x 12"
$300

Some of my fondest memories are of skating on an open pond. I know there are rinks around Hamilton but they can become very busy. A private pond is much more fun because you know all the people. We had great games of tag and made long lines of people hand in hand making a human "whip". Great fun and good exercise too!

Frances O'Flynn
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  • Can Spring be Far Behind

Can Spring be Far Behind

Acrylic
12" x 16"
$250

As Victor Hugo said, "Winter is in my head, but eternal spring is in my heart." Not a fan of winter, I always look for signs of spring, even splotches of bright green on the forest floor reminds me that spring is on its way.

Josie Radoman
These paintings are from my 2017 solo exhibition, "A Conversation With Trees". They were created using an image transfer process incorporating several of my photographs combined with painted layers and other media.
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  • Spring Lies Underfoot

Spring Lies Underfoot

Mixed Media
8" x 8"
SOLD

There is a sublime beauty to winter, that I am very drawn to:  a beautiful stillness, nature in repose, yet I can feel the energy of life below my feet, just wanting to surface in the spring. I like the black shape of my friend's legs against the starkness of the snow.


  • All Is White

All Is White

Mixed Media
10" x 10"
SOLD

Though not fond of winter, strangely enough, it has a magic quality that inspires and fascinates me. I like the subdued colour palette and bare branches of trees that move in the wind, against moody winter skies and falling snow.


  • Stillness

Stillness

Mixed Media
8" x 8"
SOLD

Branches encased in ice, creating wonderful textures; a world frozen after the 2013 ice storm. For me, it was a moment of exhilarating excitement and seemed to unlock my creativity and challenge me to take my art into a new direction.

Maria Sarkany
Maria H. Sarkany, SCA is a visual artist, born and educated in Europe. She is the Winner of the 1999 The Royal Canadian Mint contest for her 25 cent coin design, "A Nation of People". Maria has had numerous solo, juried and group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. Her award-winning paintings and graphics are displayed in corporate and private collections in three continents.

These artworks reflect the artist´s fascination with the Canadian winter landscape; each a testimony of her conviction.
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  • Arrival of Winter

Arrival of Winter

Acrylic
24" x 20"
$2500


  • Snow Protected

Snow Protected

Acrylic
11" x 14"
$900


  • Brook

Brook

Acrylic
12" x 12"
$800

Ljuba Simovic
I have always had a passion for art and have been intensely active in my artistic development. Over the years I have taken courses on oil painting, stained glass and sculpting; and recently, I have been taking various other art courses. For years I have been an avid photographer, and have participated in many photo contests. Lately, I have been predominantly painting in acrylics. Mostly self-taught in acrylics, I have not embraced any particular "style", yet I prefer painting abstracts and landscapes of the places I have visited. My paintings can be found in private collections on three continents.
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  • It Was a Cold Winter

It Was a Cold Winter

Acrylic
24" x 12"
$300

Could not resist painting these girls and trying to show that by looking at them you feel cold too.


  • Forgotten

Forgotten

Acrylic
20" x 16"
$150

It is hard looking at such an old dilapidated barn in the summer time; but in the winter it looks so sad, so forgotten.


  • Light of Hope

Light of Hope

Acrylic
16" x 20"
$250

I don't remember where I took this picture, but to me, every lighthouse is a symbol of hope, no matter where it is located.



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