Paintings of Central Canada

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

An Anglers Dream

An Angler’s Dream

Cascapedia, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas | 44h 52w framed

Winter Light

Winter Light

Red Fox Lakehouse, Haliburton, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 24w canvas | 28h 28w framed

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 3

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 3

Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 2

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 2

Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 1

Canadian Reds of New Years Eve 1

Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas | 40h 28w framed

Canadian Homestead

Canadian Homestead

Oil on Canvas

8h 48w canvas | 12h 52w framed

Dreaming Holiday Eve 2

Dreaming Holiday Eve 2

Oil on Canvas

8h 8w canvas | 12h 12w framed

Dreaming Holiday Eve 1

Dreaming Holiday Eve 1

Oil on Canvas

8h 8w canvas | 12h 12w framed

Pink Sky Red Pine

Pink Sky Red Pines

Georgian Bay, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

36h 18w canvas | 40h 22w framed

Brush Burning

Brush Burning

Ignace, Ontario – Oil Canvas

These paintings inspired by my son Tim are always so special to me. My son works up in Northern Ontario a good part of the year and will stay connected to me often through the photos he sends me.
I love that he thinks of me when he’s out there and his appreciation for our forests and beauty in landscape is another way we connect .
This is in Ignace, east of Dryden, up in Northern Ontario. He was doing some brush work and fires this fall. I respect his work and admire his work ethic as he works hard, long days and in exposure to all weather conditions.

18h 36w canvas | 22h 40w framed

Fall Shoreline

Fall Shoreline

Lake Calabogie, Ontario – Oil Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Hike to Haliburton Lake

Hike to Haliburton Lake

Oil Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Mystic Pines 2

Mystic Pines 2

Romancing Autumn Series

Oil Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

Mystic Pines 1

Mystic Pines 1

Romancing Autumn Series

Oil Canvas

12h 12w canvas | 16h 16w framed

An Autumn Pine

An Autumn Pine

Romancing Autumn Series

Northern Ontario – Oil Canvas

60h 24w canvas | 64h 28w framed

Autumn Poetry 1

Autumn Poetry 1

Romancing Autumn Series

Oil Canvas

16h 16w canvas | 20h 20w framed

Autumn Poetry 1

Autumn Poetry 1

Romancing Autumn Series

Oil Canvas

16h 16w canvas | 20h 20w framed

566 Summers End on the Bay

Summers End on the Bay

Georgian Bay, Ontario – Oil Canvas

28h 22w canvas 32h 26w framed

This painting was inspired as I was on FaceTime with my daughter as she just arrived at this very spot on Georgian Bay awaiting her friends to arrive to camp. She was scouting out a safe place to have an evening campfire and she “walked me around” as though I was with her. The lighting, the mood, the simple beauty never ceases to astound me. I was so grateful in that moment for my daughter, sharing with me and including me in a quiet moment in nature.

565 Summers End at the Falls

Summers End at the Fall

Frank Falls, Lake Obabika, Temagami – Oil Canvas

Colours of Summers End Series

24h 48w canvas 28h 52w framed

Summers End 2 - 562

Colours of Summers End

Island Bay, Lake Temagami – Oil Canvas

Colours of Summers End Series

Although it was just a couple of weeks ago I was up here with my husband visiting close friends in the midst of beautiful warm summer days, the colours of fall are inevitable and seem to force their way onto the canvas; feeling what we all feel right now. The cooler evenings and shorter days speak to us, but so does the landscape ever so subtly. The green hues are not as fresh, hints of reds and purples and deeper sky colours tell us autumn is near. The excitement of a new season but the sadness of our warm summer days will soon come to an end.

40h60w canvas 44h64w framed

550-Enchanting Shoreline

Enchanting Shoreline

Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil Canvas

48h 60w canvas 52h 64w 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

Dancing Pines

Dancing Pines

Stand by Me Series – Mixed media

Pine trees are what always captures me. These stylized trees are part of my “Stand by Me Series“ and I continue to elaborate on the possibilities of the simple beauty of bringing colour and nature together. I smile when I paint these trees as I listen to my music and feel the freedom that no tree is ever in pure stillness.
The lime greens complement the greens and magentas of rock and branches.

60h 24w canvas 64h 28w framed

Blue Birches of Ontario

Birches of Blue

Ontario – Oil on Canvas

So much of my inspiration comes from driving, either visiting my daughters or delivering paintings. I can’t seem to get enough of the beauty where home is, Ontario. This was a glimpse from the road near Kingston, capturing a touch of our Canadian Shield amongst a summer array of birch trees. Sometimes the time of day depicts the colours I see, the blues in the rocks just stood out to me against the crisp whites of the birch bark. It’s fresh and summerlike.

40h 40w canvas 44h 44w framed

Serenity on the Trail

Serenity on the Trail

Transcanada Trail, Ottawa – Oil on Canvas

40h 48w canvas 44h 52w framed

539-Glorious Spring Light by the Bridge

Glorious Spring Light by the Bridge

Temagami Series 2020 – Oil on Canvas

30h 36w canvas 34h 40w framed

Sunlight On the Point #522

Sunlight On the Point

Lake Rosseau, Muskokas – Oil on Canvas

This picture grabbed my eye because of the light. The photographer zoomed in on this point near their cottage on Lake Rosseau and captured the beauty in a moment of light. I love the blue moving waters and the mood delivered just with the given light on the rocks. It would be a perfect place to paddle to and sit and ponder. It’s a simple moment, a moment of beauty.

20h 20w canvas 24h 24w framed

Canadian Reds 2 #517

Canadian Reds 2

Strong And Free Series Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

48h 24w canvas 52h 28w framed

Canadian Reds #516

Canadian Reds

Strong And Free Series Tom Thomson Lake, Algonquin Park – Oil on Canvas

This is part of my “Strong and Free” series. A large square canvas of the iconic landscapes of Algonquin Park, Tom Thomson Lake. My daughter paddled here last summer capturing these stunning pines. The reds are symbolic with today’s pandemic challenges to remind us we are all Canadians and we have strength together. The reds of our flag.

48h 48w canvas 52h 52w framed

Queen Victoria Rock #512

Queen Victoria Rock

Strong And Free Series Lake Rosseau, Muskokas – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w framed

Family Unity #509

Family Unity

Stand By Me Series – Oil on Canvas

Simple single pines are symbolic of our world today. The message continues… “stand by me.”

18h 48w canvas 22h 52w framed

Mixed Emotions #507

Mixed Emotions

Stand By Me Series – Oil on Canvas

This painting represents the turmoil of emotions in all of us as our everyday normal lives have changed. The sense of freedom, security, and independence seems to be lifted from underneath us. A pandemic, a global pandemic, that has struck our very souls. But in all this, there’s a global unity that is reminding us we are all here sharing the same earth. The red pines are recklessly blowing In a whirlwind of emotions, the colour representing Canada and the beginning of social distancing as the trees part their ways.

Still standing strong however.

24h 24w canvas 28h 28w framed

Spring On The Trail #503

Spring On The Trail

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 20w canvas 24h 24w framed

Spring On The Trail 1 #502

Spring On The Trail 1

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 20w canvas 24h 24w framed

Center Falls #501

Center Falls

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

This painting was inspired from another memory from the nurses canoe trip up in Temagami. One of our stops was Center Falls, near the south channel of Lake Lady Evelyn. This was an epic day as we “backsided” slid down the falls wearing life jackets on our backside for padding, we sat under the falls, and then had a lovely charcuterie lunch on the rocks. It’s so wonderful to experience pure pristine waters in current times.

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

City Storm #500

City Storm

Montreal, Canada – Oil on Canvas

36h 24w canvas 40h 28w 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 Arriving 2 #497

Spring Arriving 2

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

22h 28w canvas 26h 32w 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

Frosty Blue 4 #492

Frosty Blue 4

Ottawa, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

40h 40w canvas 44h 44w framed

Centennial Ridges #470

Centennial Ridges

Algonquin Park, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

Photo credit: J. Jupp

30h 15w canvas 34h 19w framed

Paddling the French River #448

Paddling the French River

French River, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 36w canvas 28h 40w framed

Autumn in the Sky #447

Autumn in the Sky

Warsaw Caves, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

30h 15w canvas 34h 19w framed

Radiant Light On the Kesagami #432

Radiant Light On the Kesagami

Kesagami River, James Bay Region, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

18h 36w canvas 22h 40w framed

Fall's in the Air #429

Fall’s in the Air

Gatineau Park, Quebec – Mixed Media

40h 40w canvas 44h 44w framed

Baie du Chaleur #428

Baie du Chaleur

New Carlisle, Gaspe, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

12h 60w canvas 16h 64w framed

View of Percé Rock #427

View of Percé Rock

Percé, Gaspé, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

My sweet little ‘sister’ and I do not see each other often. We are both nurses in ER. We try to grab a few days together once a year. She invited me down to the Gaspe last summer, New Carlisle to be exact, for five day. At the same time directly across the Bay du Chaleur where we were, is Bathurst New Brunswick whereby my other two sisters were vacationing. So close but yet so far. The rock formation along the Gaspe coast is stunning. The water is vast as it leads out into the ocean. Perce Rock is a viewpoint from a sweet little Quebec town called Perce. It’s a true form of my impressionistic style, yet still wanting the subject matter to be recognizable.

20h 40w canvas 24h 44w framed

Moody Sky Over the Bridge #424

Moody Sky Over the Bridge

Camp Wanapitei, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

22h 28w canvas 26h 32w framed

The Bridge from Chateau Point #422

The Bridge from Chateau Point

Camp Wanapitei, Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

20h 24w canvas 24h 28w framed

Bell Centre #417

Bell Centre

Montreal, Quebec – Oil on Canvas

Photo Credit: J. Laliberte

36h 48w canvas 40h 52w framed

Vibrant Birches #413

Vibrant Birches

Mixed Media

30h 60w canvas 36h 66w framed

Tree Planting Block #411

Tree Planting Block

Dryden, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

24h 30w canvas 28h 44w framed

A Storm's A Coming #406

A Storm’s A Coming

Oil on Canvas

12h 12w canvas 16h 16w framed

Springtime Splendor #403

Springtime Splendor

Oil on Canvas

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

Fall Days in Lake Ontario #399

Fall Days in Lake Ontario

Kingston, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

16h 48w canvas 20h 52w framed

Catherine's Cove #395

Catherine’s Cove

Oil on Canvas

22h 28w canvas 26h 32w framed

Summers Eve #383

Summers Eve

Oil on Canvas

This is a view down by the rocky shores on Lake Rosseau at my daughter’s friend’s cottage. The sunsets across lakesides of Ontario are one of the many pleasures of relaxation and simple moments of beauty enjoyed by many cottagers. This is one of the draws for people wanting to live on the waterfront. This was the very last moment of daylight, and the contrast of darkness and remaining light in the day was captured.

Photo Credit: E. French

22h 28w canvas 26h 32w 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

Blue Skies 2 #370

Blue Skies 2

Up the Hill Series – Oil on Canvas

I painted this one right after Blues Skies 1, I just loved the mood and ease of these paintings coming together, it once again reminded me that my successes with paintings have to come from within, the story behind it. I put in some red/magentas in the trees here living the contrast with the sky.

36h 18w canvas 40h 12w framed

Blue Skies 1 #369

Blue Skies 1

Up the Hill Series – Oil on Canvas

This was part of my series Up the Hill, from my favourite spot at Bruce Pit, Ottawa. The pine trees going up this little hill with my dog always make me stop and take a photo. It doesn’t matter the season or the weather, it’s always captivating. It seems like a protected area and you feel blanketed walking under the pines of over 100 years old. I love the shadows in the remaining snow not yet melted, the blue sky is refreshing. I started the Sky with an acrylic wash, this allowed the pine trees to feel three dimensional by flattening the sky.

36h 18w canvas 40h 22w framed

Beyond the Aspens #362

Beyond the Aspens

Oil on Canvas

36h 36w canvas 40h 40w framed

Jumping Rocks #337

 Jumping Rocks

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

This is a sweet memory of one of my nurse’s canoe trips in Temagami in September. One of our campsites had these rocks, well known to our Camp Wanapitei, for the kids canoeing here for an afternoon of rock jumping. The rock formations are so unique in shape and texture along the shores, the lake waters are warmed up by summers end, and a fun memory keeping us young at heart.

20h 20w canvas 24h 24w framed

Tamaracks at Shore #327

Tamaracks at Shore

Temagami, Ontario – Oil on Canvas

Photo Credit: J. Wilson

15h 30w canvas 19h 34w framed

Going To Be A Bright And Sun Shiny Day #224

Going To Be A Bright And Sun Shiny Day

Oil on Canvas

30h 30w canvas 34h 34w 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

Violet in the Sky #160

Violet in the Sky

Fall Colour Collection 6 – Oil on Canvas

This painting is popping to the eye, the birches coming forth off the canvas. My use of purples in this painting brought me to discover how much I love purple. I subsequently have, and continue to put it in every painting as I find it brings balance and completes my paintings. This painting is from my 2017 fall collection and brings a lovely pop of colour to a modern neutral staged room.

16h 40w canvas 20h 44w 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"