“The Sugar-Plum-Inn” The snow falls gently and the Inn beckons with its warmth and Christmas cheer. A little boy has spotted a special visitor and hopes to share this exciting news!
“Before the Bell Rings” (Hockley, On) The air is crisp and clean as children arrive at school early to visit with friends or play a game of ball in the fresh morning air.
“Crooked Creek Mill” Memories came flooding back as I painted this picture. My sister and I loved to ice skate. I followed her lead, twirling and spinning to our invisible audience. It was magic!
“Pumpkin Harvest” (Hockley, On) Harvest time is here and choosing the perfect pumpkin is part of the season. A little boy seems to have found just the right one to take home!
“Lunch at the Globe” (Rosemont, On) Dining out at a country inn is always such a treat. The Globe Restaurant draws you in with its wonderful fare and warm and inviting atmosphere.
“Snowy Day” (Hockley, On) This charming village is nestled in the Hockley Valley with roots dating back to the early 1800s. “The snow falls gently, the sawmill hums and the general store offers its warmth and wares as villagers stop to share their news on this snowy day!”
“My Mother’s Store” (Tottenham, On) A Christmas tree shines brightly in the window! Children take in the sites and sounds with wonder and excitement as only children can. Evening falls quietly on the street.
“Lighting the Lanterns” The village is always a busy place, especially in preparation for Christmas. Night is coming and it is time to light the lanterns!.
“Back to School” (Adjala Township, On) Excitement fills the air as children approach the school in a horse drawn wagon. A little girl stands by anxiously on her first day with her mother at her side. The older boys bring firewood into the school preparing for those chilly days ahead.“Holly Lane” Every village has a heart of its own and Holly Lane is no exception. Children gather to admire the snowman with hopes of a visit to the Toy Store. A Christmas tree makes its way home as villagers rush to and fro preparing for the upcoming season.
“A Perfect Day” (Tottenham, On) Wonderful memories fill my mind whenever I visit my hometown. As children life was carefree and idyllic, a friendly wave from a shopkeeper or a cheerful hello from a passerby. The journey to school was always an adventure.
“Christmas on Mill Street” (Almonte, On) This wonderful street was a part of our lives for a number of years. I couldn’t resist painting this picture imagining what it might have looked like in the 1800’s. Our little white cat “Fluffy” is sitting in one of the doorways taking in the scenery.
“Evening Skate in Stewart Park” (Perth, On) Who can resist skating in the winter’s moonlight. These two brothers are surely enjoying themselves with their much loved cat, Fluffy, close at hand
“Sheldon Mill” (Mono Township) Let your imagination take you back in time when Sheldon Mill was a centre of activity, a busy and productive place. A family enjoy some well deserved leisure time and toboggans are tested on a nearby hill.
“Skating on the Tay” (Perth, On) If you listen closely you can hear the jingle of the bells as a sleigh passes quietly in the night. Skaters glide in the moonlight caught up in the magic and stillness of a winter’s evening.
“The Homecoming” (Schomberg, On) Family gatherings at my grandparents farm were always a special time, and what better time than Christmas! With the wood stove crackling and aromas filling the air the farm house was abuzz with fun and excitement.
“A Day in the Village” When I was growing up, a farmer would sometimes come to town with a horse drawn wagon. With those early memories a painting soon came to life. Villagers gather to say hello and a treat is quickly found for a curious horse.