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Artist's and Photographer's Guide to Wild Ontario

Artist's and Photographer's Guide to Wild Ontario

by Rob Stimpson, Craig Thompson
     
 

Discover the best places in Ontario to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve and photograph wilderness and wildlife images.

Developed in part under Ontario's popular Arts in the Wild program, an alliance of 23 arts organizations and tourism operators, this guide for the creative spirit is organized according to the province's major travel regions.

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Overview

Discover the best places in Ontario to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve and photograph wilderness and wildlife images.

Developed in part under Ontario's popular Arts in the Wild program, an alliance of 23 arts organizations and tourism operators, this guide for the creative spirit is organized according to the province's major travel regions.

The authors discuss each region's art history, provide detailed information on unique courses and workshops available to artists, list galleries and studio tours, and profile a few of each region's most interesting professional and amateur artists. Also included is a special look at Ontario's Native art and artists. The guide is richly illustrated, with color photographs of scenic locations throughout Ontario and pictures of artists in their studios.

The result is an inspiring "where-to" book for any visual artist with a love of nature.

Editorial Reviews

The Manitoulin Expositor (Little Current, ON) - Jim Moodie
You won't find too many books about the province's pristine corners that are as beautiful as , an image-rich guide geared to artists, photographers, and appreciators of both.
Ottawa Citizen
Perhaps the most comprehensive resource of its kind.
The Toronto Star - Maureen Littllejohn
Organized according to the province's major travel regions (including all the major cottaging areas), this is a book for anyone with an artistic spirit.
The Beacon Herald (Stratford) - Laura Cudworth
The photographs in [this] glossy, full-colour book are breathtaking and are often taken from the same vantage point as a Group of Seven painter.... The photos and paintings are placed side-by-side showing the vast artistic interpretations of the landscape.
www.CanadianGeographic.ca
With this comprehensive "where-to" book, you'll discover the best places this province has to offer to inspire the creative spirit... This beautifully illustrated guide is a must-have for any visual artist possessing a love of nature.
Kitchener Record
If you love to pack your camera, sketch pad or paint set in the car and head out to explore Ontario's great outdoors, then this book is worth a look.... This book reaffirms the abundant beauty that Ontario boasts and the incredible artistic talents that make their home here.
Muskoka Today - Lois Cooper
Fabulous ... makes me want to get in my car and travel to each and every place described.
Globe and Mail - John Mather
Packed with vibrant examples of art inspired by Ontario's wilderness, the guide is a useful resource for amateurs and professionals alike.
The Muskokan - Jake Good
A one-of-a-kind book that focuses not only on extraordinary art communities throughout Ontario, but also on the must-see sights the province has to offer.
The Toronto Sun - Diane Slawych
Perfect for someone seeking a getaway with a creative twist.
CanWest News Syndicate - Mike Gillespie
This really is a must-have guide for anyone interested in exploring and appreciating the great outdoors and discovering the best places to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve and photograph the Ontario wilderness.... richly illustrated... perhaps the most comprehensive resource of its kind.
Nastawgan - Toni Harting
To assist adventurers in their quest for beauty, the authors, a photographer and a writer, have created a handsome where-to guide book (rather than a how-to one), offering a great amount of useful information to many of Ontario's artistic resources.... Most of the numerous and beautifully reproduced color illustrations come from lakes and rivers, which will surely delight the hearts and minds of all wilderness canoeists.
Shelf Life - Joan Sutter
This guide to wild Ontario will be a great help in determining the direction you will take,and where your talents take you as you discover a new, distinctly Ontario destination for your next adventure.... a stunning and moving guide that is truly "wild."
Shoreline Beach (Port Elgin, ON) - Jane Champagne
Here, finally, is the book we've all been waiting for.
The Sault Star - Andrew Armitage
Rich in detail, [this] is a wonderfully interactive book that covers nearly the entire gamut of art and artists to be found across the map of Ontario.
Northern Life
Discover the best places in Ontario to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve and photograph wilderness and wildlife images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464337
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
05/18/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Rob Stimpson is a professional photographer who specializes in outdoor lifestyle images and nature photography workshops. He is a member of Ontario's Arts in the Wild program and has traveled the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, documenting all manner of flora and fauna. He lives on Lake of Bays, near Algonquin Provincial Park.

Craig Thompson is an accomplished writer and television producer whose credits include the Outdoor Life Network's Grey Wolf Wilderness Adventures, CBC's Cottage Country and Let It Snow, and the Food Network's The Manic Organic. He lives in Stratford, Ontario.

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