Canadian painter, R.W.Haviland, born in Ottawa, raised in the foothills of Alberta, was challenged by her father to respond with emotion to the landscape of mountains and prairies they explored together. A career in the arts evolved from these adventures.
Worktrips back to the high Rockies, along Newfoundland's cliffs,around the edges of Vancouver Island and Lake Superior, and on the Gulf of Stl Lawrence islands, have produced hundreds of sketches, while "Songlines", an ongoing series of large canvases, celebrates the colour season as lived on Haviland's piece of rural Ontario. "Songlines - 2013" is featured in Algonquin Theatre Partner's Hall, Muskoka, for the month of July.
Studies at Ontario College of Art and Design were followed by free-lance projects in Toronto, Montreal, and Muskoka. She was a founding partner in Gravenhurst News, a weekly paper, before establishing herself as an independent artist with a studio/gallery near Burk's Falls, Ontario.
Haviland's solo exhibitons and participation in group shows has placed her work in collections throughout Canada, in the U.S.A., Europe and in the Ontario Government Permanent Collection. She has received Exhibition Grants from the Ontario Arts Council, (and, a while ago, won her Master Class in an Ontario Roadrunner's event . . .)
More paintings can be seen on her webpage at muskokaartsandcrafts.ca.
RW HAVILAND STUDIO/GALLERY
298 Ferguson Road, (exit Hwy. 11 at Burk's Falls, turn left on Ferguson, continue approx.2km)
All artwork on this blog is copyrighted by R.W. Haviland. It may not be copied or reproduced by any means or used without the expressed appoval of R.W. Haviland.