Paintings of Central Canada

Canadian Shield of rock formations, Great Lakes, Beloved pine trees.

Paddling Summer Days

Paddling Summe Days

Bobb Lake, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 48w canvas | 28h 52w framed

An Autumn Tapestry

An Autumn Tapestry

Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 48w canvas | 40h 52w framed

Fall Camping 2

Fall Camping 2

Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Fall Camping

Fall Camping

Bon Echo Provincial Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 12w canvas | 40h 16w framed

Tasting Autumn 9

Tasting Autumn 9

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

30h 20w canvas | 34h 24w framed

Tasting Autumn 8

Tasting Autumn 8

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas | 34h 19w framed

Tasting Autumn 7

Tasting Autumn 7

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w framed

Tasting Autumn 6

Tasting Autumn 6

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

30h 60w canvas | 34h 64w framed

Tasting Autumn 5

Tasting Autumn 5

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Tasting Autumn 2

Tasting Autumn 2

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Tasting Autumn

Tasting Autumn

Canadian Inspired

Oil on Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w framed

Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Oil on Canvas

24h 40w canvas | 28h 44w framed

Birches at Seasons Change

Birches at Seasons Change

Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas | 34h 19w framed

Seasons Change and So Do I

Seasons Change and So Do I

Gatineau, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

40h 30w canvas | 44h 34w framed

Comfort of Home 5

Comfort of Home 5

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas | 40h 28w framed

Comfort of Home 2

Comfort of Home 2

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Comfort of Home 3

Comfort of Home 3

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Comfort of Home 4

Comfort of Home 4

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

As I continue this series titled Comfort of Home, it only confirms the importance of what home means and its personal value.

It took me going up to camp Wanapitei to reset, to acknowledge the natural beauty I am surrounded by up here and do so look forward to also returning home.

I am approaching my canvas, washing with magentas and yellows first. I love the depth it gives, the mood, and it sets the transition of seasons in tow.

36h 40w canvas | 40h 44w framed

A Fine Balance

A Fine Balance

Cunningham Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 84w canvas | 40h 88w framed

Emotions in Landscape

Emotions in Landscape

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

14h 18w canvas | 18h 22w framed

Poppies of Hope 2

Poppies of Hope 2

Mixed Media on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Poppies of Hope 1

Poppies of Hope 1

Mixed Media on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Autumn is Near 2

Autumn is Near 2

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Autumn is Near 1

Autumn is Near 1

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Arts and Nature 2

Arts and Nature 2

Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Arts and Nature 1

Arts and Nature 1

Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Farewell

Farewell

Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

A Taste of Autumn Birches

A Taste of Autumn Birches

Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas | 44h 52w framed

Paddling the Islands 2

Paddling the Islands 2

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

18h 12w canvas | 22h 16w framed

Comforts of Home

Comforts of Home

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

48h 16w canvas | 52h 20w framed

859 Shoreline Romancing 2

Shoreline Romancing 2

Oil on Canvas

16h 8w canvas | 20h 12w framed

858 Shoreline Romancing 1

Shoreline Romancing 1

Oil on Canvas

16h 8w canvas | 20h 12w framed

Paddling the Islands 4

Paddling the Islands 4

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 14h 14w framed

Summer Reflections

Summer Reflections

Tay River, Perth, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

40h 20w canvas | 44h 24w framed

Paddling the Islands

Paddling the Islands

Temagami Lake, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 24w canvas | 28h 28w framed

Soft Hues of Nature 2

Soft Hues of Nature 2

Georgian Bay, Killbear, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 40w canvas | 24h 44w framed

Soft Hues of Nature

Soft Hues of Nature

Georgian Bay, Killbear, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

30h 60w canvas | 34h 64w framed

Moody Pine

Moody Pine

Ontario – Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas | 34h 19w framed

Summer Solstice Begins

Summer Solstice Begins

Sandy Inlet, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

40h 30w canvas | 44h 34w framed

Photo: Emma Gilmore

My Precious Pine

My Precious Pine

Oil on Canvas

60h 24w canvas | 64h 28w framed

Island Point 2

Cherries

Cherry Topp Series

Oil on Canvas

60h 24w canvas | 64h 28w framed

Island Point 2

Island Point 2

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 12w canvas | 40h 16w framed

Island Point

Island Point

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 12w canvas | 40h 16w framed

Painting in the Dark

Painting in the Dark

Algonquin Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

30h 40w canvas | 34h 44w framed

Sunset on McCrae Lake

Sunset on McCrae Lake

Georgian Bay, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

15h 30w canvas | 19h 34w framed

Storied Nipigon

Storied Nipigon

Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 30w canvas | 28h 34w framed

Shoreline Paddle

Shoreline Paddle

Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

36h 84w canvas | 40h 88w framed

Nestled in the Blues and Greens

Nestled in the Blues and Greens

Oil on Canvas

28h 22w canvas | 32h 26w framed

The Maze

The Maze

Kattawagami River, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 30w canvas | 24h 34w framed

Spring Pines 2

Spring Pines 2

Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas | 34h 19w framed

Goodness if Time to Shine 2

Goodness of Time to Shine 2

Oil on Canvas

40h 16w canvas | 44h 20w framed

Goodness of Time to Shine 1

Goodness of Time to Shine 1

Oil on Canvas

40h 16w canvas | 44h 20w framed

Power of Nature

Power of Nature

St. Lawrence Seaway, Camarouski, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

20h 40w canvas | 24h 44w framed

Mystic Birches

Mystic Birches

Mixed Media on Canvas

24h 40w canvas | 28h 44w framed

Birches at Dusk 2

Birches at Dusk 2

Oil on Canvas

10h 10w canvas | 14h 14w framed

Birches at Dusk 1

Birches at Dusk 1

Oil on Canvas

10h 10w canvas | 14h 14w framed

Summer Days

Summer Days

Lac du Coeur, St. Adolphe d’Howard, Québec – Oil on Canvas

30h 60w canvas | 34h 64w framed

Winter Dusk Light

Winter Dusk Light

Lake Superior, Thunder Bay – Mixed Media on Canvas

24h 24w canvas | 28h 28w framed

Pink Skies

Pink Skies

Wakami River, Opeepeesway River, Northern Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 40w canvas | 40h 44w framed

Early Spring Birches

Early Spring Birches

Oil on Canvas

40h 16w canvas | 44h 20w framed

Snow Laden Pine

Snow Laden Pine

Brown Bear Lodge, Lake Sinclair, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas | 34h 19w framed

Shorelines of Rock

Shorelines of Rock

Georgian Bay, Killarney, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

30h 20w canvas | 34h 24w framed

Photo: M. Hodgins

Winter Pines Dance

Winter Pines Dance

Northern Ontario – Mixed Medium on Canvas

36h 24w canvas | 40h 28w framed

Summers End 4

Summers End 4

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 20w canvas | 24h 24w framed

Autumn 4

Autumn 4

Oil on Canvas

14h 14w canvas | 18h 18w framed

Autumn 3

Autumn 3

Oil on Canvas

14h 14w canvas | 18h 18w framed

Summers End of Birches

Summers End of Birches

Oil on Canvas

30h 20w canvas | 34h 24w framed

Glories of Autumn Collection 11

Glories of Autumn Collection 11

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Oil on Canvas

24h 48w canvas | 28h 52w framed

Glories of Autumn Collection 7

Glories of Autumn Collection 7

Birches 2

Oil on Canvas

30h 20w canvas | 34h 24w framed

Glories of Autumn Collection 5

Glories of Autumn Collection 5

Lac Carman Lookout

Gatineau, Québec – Oil on Canvas

30h 30w canvas | 34h 34w framed

Glories of Autumn Collection 3

Glories of Autumn Collection 3

The Falls

Laurentians, Québec – Oil on Canvas

30h 48w canvas | 34h 52w framed

Breathless 3

Breathless 3

Kawartha Lakes, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

18h 36w canvas | 22h 40w framed

Dancing Pines 2

Dancing Pines 2

Northern Ontario – Oil on Canvas

28h 22w canvas | 32h 26w framed

Midsummers Night

Midsummers Night

Temagami Islands, Lake Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Rocky Shorelines 1

Rocky Shorelines 1

Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

22h 28w canvas | 26h 32w framed

Into the Woods 2

Into the Woods 2

Gatineau Park, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

I feel a shift with my work; it feels challenging and experimental. It’s a satisfying feeling to feel these glimpses of something “new” on the horizon. This painting feels very impressionistic compared to my mixed realism/impressionism. It feels organic in a way that it came from how I felt and what I saw. It took hours snd hours to get to a place where I felt it was done. My memory here, is hiking with my daughter Tori in the fall a few years ago. The challenge here was colour, as my mind continues to step outside the box of comfort. Hope you enjoy it.

40h 30w canvas | 44h 34w framed

Thankful

Thankful

Oil on Canvas

This painting is inspired from a photo taken during Thanksgiving weekend of 2019. My family and I spent it camping, and although we didn’t have all our five children there, those that could make it did made it special. Setting aside the big turkey dinner, we opted to camp. Chilly at night with a fire going all day and evening, laughs, outdoor games and hikes, peak of the changing of colours, and memories brought up from the kids childhood. Roasting marshmallows is all we needed to give thanks. There is a variety of colour in this painting lending true to its story.

30h 24w canvas | 34h 28w framed

A Fall View

A Fall Hike

Haliburton Lake, Kawarthas, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

18h 24w canvas | 22h 28w framed

Strolling the Islands 4

Strolling the Islands 4

Tales of Temagami Series
Lake Temagami – Oil on Canvas

18h 36w canvas | 22h 40w framed

Strolling the Islands 3

Strolling the Islands 3

Tales of Temagami Series
Lake Temagami – Oil on Canvas

60h 24w canvas | 64h 28w framed

Strolling the Islands 2

Strolling the Islands 2

Tales of Temagami Series
Lake Temagami – Oil on Canvas

60h 24w canvas | 64h 28w framed

Embrace 2

Embrace 2

Oil on Canvas

40h 40w canvas | 44h 44w framed

Glorious Light

Glorious Light

Lauriault Lookout, Gatineau Park, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

30h 48w canvas | 34h 52w framed

Shores of Lake Superior

Shores of Lake Superior

Lake Superior – Oil on Canvas

Photo: Tim Miller

10h 8w canvas | 14h 12w framed

The Glories of Stoicism

Glories of Stoicism

Grace Lake, Killarney – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit: Tori Miller

24h 40w canvas | 28h 44w framed

Winter Light Winter Shadows

Winter Light Winter Shadows

Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit: P. Rachel

24h 24w canvas | 28h 28w framed

Winter Light

Winter Light

Red Fox Lakehouse, Haliburton, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 24w canvas | 28h 28w framed

548-Duchesnay Falls

Duchesnay Falls

North Bay, Ontario – Oil Canvas

My good friend and I recently drove up to North Bay to visit an old friend and spend the night. It’s funny, I drive through North Nay a few times a year to go up to Temagami, but never have I stopped at Duchesnay Falls. So beautiful, light rain was falling and we were unable to hike to the top, so I sneaked into the forested terrain and captured a glimpse of the roaring falls through the trees. I put some of my favourite colours together on my palette and painted happily, remembering old friendships with our young children. Time just passes, we think we are so busy at that moment in time, and I know we are, but we must remember to truly appreciate the moments in time. I was reminded of friendship.

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w framed

Serenity in the Trail

Serenity on the Trail

Transcanada Trail, Ottawa – Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas 44h 52w framed

Spring On The Trail 1 #502

Spring On The Trail 1

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 20w canvas 24h 24w framed

Glorious Reflections On Lady Evelyn #499

Glorious Reflections On Lady Evelyn

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

Glorious Reflections on Lady Evelyn // Temagami
This painting speaks of the absolute stillness on the lake Lady Evelyn Lake up in Temagami. We awoke from our campsite to this glorious reflection, the day was crisp and clean, knowing the first stroke of our paddles would break the stillness of the mirrored water. The landscape of pinks and greens was standing in the water. So pretty.

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

Spring On Lady Evelyn #495

Spring On Lady Evelyn

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

This last spring was a challenging time for all of us as we adjusted to a new way of living. I noticed a pattern with my palette choices were happy and bright, joyful, colour choices of hope and renewal, pinks! Ironically enough, I painted this series just before March, before the dark news of the pandemic hit. I was happy to see that these joyful paintings of pinks could help bring happiness and smiles to others during this time
This painting in particular is another view from my little hospital cabin up at Camp Wanapitei, my daily view. I still hope one day to get much of the brush cleared to see more of the lake and feel the breezes.

24h 24w canvas 28h 28w framed

Spring In Algonquin #494

Spring In Algonquin

Algonquin Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 24w canvas 28h 28w framed

Baie du Chaleur #428

Baie du Chaleur

New Carlisle, Gaspe, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

12h 60w canvas 16h 64w framed

Bell Centre #417

Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

Photo Credit: J. Laliberte

36h 48w canvas 40h 52w framed

Tree Planting Block #411

Tree Planting Block

Dryden, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 30w canvas 28h 44w framed

Springtime Splendor #403

Springtime Splendor

Oil on Canvas

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

Windy Waters on Lake Rosseau #379

Windy Waters on Lake Rosseau

South End Lake Rosseau, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

Part of my Muskoka collection. I love the “abstract”feel of this painting. You can feel the wind in the waters at the south end of Lake Muskoka. The purples always bring balance in my view to my work and I always enjoy choosing the hue and where it will go on my canvas.

Photo Credit: E. French

20h 40w canvas 24h 44w framed

Cranberry Marsh on Huckleberry Trail #378

Cranberry Marsh on Huckleberry Trail

Lake Muskoka, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

This is a well known hike taken for cottagers living in the Muskokas, the viewpoint overseeing Lake Muskoka.
I have never been here, my daughter’s friend captured some photos for me and I was quite pleased when this painting was recognizable to people who live there. Viewers have said it has brought back many fond memories for them taking day hikes from years ago with their families. As an artist, this is what it’s all about, someone making a connection with your work.

24h 36w canvas 28h 40w framed

The Road at Tree Planting #194

The Road at Tree Planting

Dryden, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

This painting is from a photo my son took up in Dryden, Northern Ontario when tree planting. It was a simple photo, but I loved the story. This was his road every day for 3 months taking him to “The Block”, the block he would plant thousands of spruces. I love that these young people are nurturing our land, refurbishing our forests for future growth and their passion and drive to do so, in often challenging elements, is so pure. The Road is exactly that, the hint of new growth in the background and the drive to do so is this painting.

24h 36w canvas 28h 40w framed

Spring In The Air #120

Spring In The Air

Wakefield, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

This painting has an abstract feel to it, but I love the mood it brings as the thaw of winter brings new life to spring. I took this photo on a sunny day on my birthday visiting Wakefield and Chelsea in Quebec. I painted this in 2017, admired by many but still waiting to find it’s forever home. I like that it begins to show elements of my artistic style coming out with my loose strokes and play of colour.

24h 36w canvas 28h 40w framed

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Katherine Muir Miller

"Being creative and being successful with your creativity only happens if it comes from within"