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Tamaraks in Falls
Title: After the Rain
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Algonquin Aligator
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Algonquin Aligator
Medium: Mixed Media on Board
Dimension: 28 x 40
Price: $6,000.00
Title: Algonquin Sunset
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 32 x 40
Price: $7,500.00
Title: Anchored Aligator
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Barren Canyon
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Barren Canyon
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 48 x 36
Price: $8,500.00
Title: Barren Canyon, Stormy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Barren Canyon, Stormy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 32 x 40
Price: $7,000.00
Title: Bartlett Fox
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 18 x 24
Price: $1,700.00
Title: Beaver Dam
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Beaver Damn, Arowhon Road
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Before Sunset
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Blue on the Trail to Mowat
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Bridge to Tanamakoon
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Cache Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Canoe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 48 x 48
Price: $8,500.00
Title: Canoe Lake Spring
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Canoe Lake, Early Spring
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Close to the Narrows
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Clouds of Colour
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Cold Day, Coming Storm
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Cold Day, Winter
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Cold Windy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Coming of Spring
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Crocodile Rock
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Dead Tree in Shadow
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Double Rainbow over Joe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 40 x 48
Price: $8,500.00
Title: Double Rainbow, Joe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Early Spring, Soft Light
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Fog on a Snowy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Forest Spotlight
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: From Molly Island
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: From the Days of Logging
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Frozen Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Frozen Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Fure Red Sunset, Lake Cauchon
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Greens of Midday
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Hole of Blue
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Ice Flow
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Intense Red
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Intense Sun
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Island Pine
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Islands, Canoe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Islands, Stormy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Leaf Covered Rock
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Little Red Maple
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Lone Wolf
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 16 x 40
Price: $2,200.00
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Title: Maple on Fire
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Melting Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Midsummer Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Misty Morning, Joe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Morning Mist and Moose Family
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 26 x 40
Price: $5,500.00
Title: Mowat Cemetery
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Mowat Cemetery and the Keeper of Secrets
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 48 x 48
Price: $8,500.00
Title: My Campsite Big Trout Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: My Campsite Big Trout Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 20 x 48
Price: $7,750.00
Title: Natural Bouquet
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Over Hanging Branches
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Pickeral Weed
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Potter Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Purple Cloud
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Rainy Day, My Tent
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Red Berries
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Red Marsh Grasses
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Reflections on a Pond
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Rock Point
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Round Hill
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Shoreline Ragged Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Shoreline, Joe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Slow Moving Water
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Small Bay Algonquin
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Soft Light Joe Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Soft Light of Evening
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Spring Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Spring Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 40 x 48
Price: $8,500.00
Title: Spring Melt
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Strips of Shadow
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Strong Light on the Marsh
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Summer Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Summer on the Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Sunlit Creek in Winter
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Sunset, Grand Lake
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Sunset, Lake Cauchon
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Tamarack Shoreline
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Tamaraks in Falls
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Tea Lake Dam
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: The Soft Light of Sunset
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: TT Pine and Rock Raw
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: TT Ranger Cabin Grand Lake Sunset
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Twilight
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Two Pine and a Rock
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Waterfall
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Waterfall
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 36 x 48
Price: $7,500.00
Title: Windy Day
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
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Title: Winter Creek
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Winter Hillside
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Winter Road
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Winter Rock
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Yellow Light
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00
Title: Young Bull
Medium: Oil
Dimension: 8 x 10
Price: $650.00

Gene Canning

After the Rain Algonquin Aligator Algonquin Aligator
Algonquin Sunset Anchored Aligator Barren Canyon
Barren Canyon Barren Canyon, Stormy Day Barren Canyon, Stormy Day
Bartlett Fox Beaver Dam Beaver Damn, Arowhon Road
Before Sunset Blue on the Trail to Mowat Bridge to Tanamakoon
Cache Lake Canoe Lake Canoe Lake Spring
Canoe Lake, Early Spring Close to the Narrows Clouds of Colour
Cold Day, Coming Storm Cold Day, Winter Cold Windy Day
Coming of Spring Crocodile Rock Dead Tree in Shadow
Double Rainbow over Joe Lake Double Rainbow, Joe Lake Early Spring, Soft Light
Fog on a Snowy Day Forest Spotlight From Molly Island
From the Days of Logging Frozen Lake Frozen Lake
Fure Red Sunset, Lake Cauchon Greens of Midday Hole of Blue
Ice Flow Intense Red Intense Sun
Island Pine Islands, Canoe Lake Islands, Stormy Day
Leaf Covered Rock Little Red Maple Lone Wolf
Maple on Fire Melting Creek Midsummer Day
Misty Morning, Joe Lake Morning Mist and Moose Family Mowat Cemetery
Mowat Cemetery and the Keeper of Secrets My Campsite Big Trout Lake My Campsite Big Trout Lake
Natural Bouquet Over Hanging Branches Pickeral Weed
Potter Creek Purple Cloud Rainy Day, My Tent
Red Berries Red Marsh Grasses Reflections on a Pond
Rock Point Round Hill Shoreline Ragged Lake
Shoreline, Joe Lake Slow Moving Water Small Bay Algonquin
Soft Light Joe Lake Soft Light of Evening Spring Creek
Spring Creek Spring Melt Strips of Shadow
Strong Light on the Marsh Summer Creek Summer on the Lake
Sunlit Creek in Winter Sunset, Grand Lake Sunset, Lake Cauchon
Tamarack Shoreline Tamaraks in Falls Tea Lake Dam
The Soft Light of Sunset TT Pine and Rock Raw TT Ranger Cabin Grand Lake Sunset
Twilight Two Pine and a Rock Waterfall
Waterfall Windy Day Winter Creek
Winter Hillside Winter Road Winter Rock
Yellow Light Young Bull

BIOGRAPHY

Canning

Gene Canning Biography

I started painting in 1990, having never picked up a brush or shown an interest in art up until that time. I am often asked what got me started. My simple answer is, Glen Loates. I went to high school with Glen's niece. I used to hear about all the cool things he got to do and the people he got to meet. Those memories always stayed with me. Then, in 1990, I found myself sitting at a kitchen table looking at a Glen Loate's place mat, thinking to myself, "I wonder if I could draw that". I got out a lined sheet of paper, picked up a regular ole hb pencil and put my first lines on the paper. Little did I know that a few quiet moments sitting at the table would be so life altering, but that was where is all started. I became more and more addicted to painting. Working originally in charcoal pastels and soon after acrylic. In 1991 fate stepped in and art took a permanent grip on me. One day while picking up my mail at the post office I noticed a flyer on the floor. In it was an advertisement for a week long art course taught by Glen Loates. I remember thinking how strange it was to find that flyer, one that wasn't even meant for me. Someone had accidentally dropped it while retrieving their mail, coincidence... maybe, but I feel it was more. Well, I called, got what I believe was the last seat and soon I was in my first art class, watching and learning from the artist that had inspired me to paint to begin with. I didn't paint in watercolour, as Glen did, but what an experience. While at the course I met two people. One, an artist named Barry Bowerman, who went on to become a great friend and travel companion, and Lawrence (Larry) Dyer, an artist living in Gravenhurst Ontario area, where I was living at the time. We got chatting and he ended up inviting me to his studio. I only spent about 6 hours with Larry in total, but he taught me some acrylic techniques that I still use and teach to this day. I will always be indebted to Larry for the informal assistance he provided to me in these very early days of my artistic life.

 

In 1993 I secured my first gallery. I walked into a gallery in Bracebridge, Ontario called "Scott's of Muskoka", owned and operated by Gil Scott, with 2 or 3 originals, no appointment, biography or anything. Just walked in cold. This is something artists are always told not to do, but I didn't have any training so I didn't know it wasn't proper protocol so in I went, paintings under arm. Whatever his reason, Gil decided to accept me as one of his artists. He must have sensed my dedication to art, but regardless of his reasons, it certainly helped to launch my art career. Another very important person in my life of art.

 

Over the next 4 years I continued to paint, started doing art shows, and being represented by various galleries. My career was moving forward at a pretty steady pace. Christmas 1997 marks another turning point for me, a chance meeting with arguably, the most important influence to my career as an artist, well known artist, Edwin Matthews.  I was showing at a local Christmas art and  craft show in Peterborough Ontario, where I had moved several years before. Edwin and his wife Barbara, were the original owners of Gallery on the Lake and Buckhorn Publishing, as well as being responsible for starting the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival.  The Matthews have both very important to art in Canada.  They  were at the show doing some Christmas shopping when they came stopped at my art booth. Edwin had been looking for a sporting dog artist and there I was with about 6 dog paintings in my booth. Fate had stepped in again. Soon I was represented by his gallery and publishing company. Edwin taught me so much about how the art business runs. Maybe most important, what it takes to be successful, but at  the same time, how to remain true to your art. There were so many lessons, on so many levels. I should mention, that Edwin worked as an artist with AJ Casson, one of the Group of Seven, Canada's foremost group of painters. This was a fact that was never lost on me. Thanks to Edwin and his experience, many doors started to open for me, including his introduction of me to the staff of WPBS TV, a PBS station located in Watertown New York. Buckhorn Publishing donated art to their live TV auction fundraiser each year. Part of the process in donating this art was having his artists create a 15 second spot talking about the prints they were donating. This is how simple my TV career started. Another unexpected turn in my life. When the PBS staff realized that I was donating work and liked to talk, they invited me down to their station to help with one of their pledge drives. I thought "why not", great experience, learn about TV and help them raise some funds. I was the man in front of the Canadian and American flag stating that if you, the public, pledged a certain amount to their station you would receive one of my limited edition prints as a thank you. It went over so well that I was asked to be the artist co-host and later act as artist host for their yearly live 4 day auction with viewer potential of upwards of  2 million people. I had a lot of fun doing these auctions and therefore continued to be involved until the auctions were cancelled a few years ago. This TV experience also led me to host an art and travel show called Journeys of An Artist. This was a 13 part nationally released TV show where I traveled with a guest artist to the places they went to gather the reference material for their paintings. It was a great experience! Not only did I get to spend time with and learn from some great artists, including Guy Cohleach, Michael Dumas, and Steve Hanks, but I got to see some fantastic places and have some great adventures. I also believe we created a very worthwhile show for viewers of all sorts, whether they were artists themselves, strictly had a love of art, or just like to travel. My career with the government has limited my ability to continue filming for now, but I'd love to do more of that type of work in the future. Certainly made me look at art and travel with a new set of eyes, in fact our theme was "travel the world through the eyes of an artist". During this same time period I also purchased an art gallery and framing shop, began to publish artwork for other people and in 2007 began teaching art. I have since sold the original gallery and a subsequent gallery in order to concentrate more on my own art, but I continue to teach several times a week. I really enjoy helping people with their artistic journey, whether it be to start a business or for the pure enjoyment of creating a new world for them, a world through art.

 

My personal journey in art continues to surprise and intrigue me everyday. I never imagined making it a way of life, now I can't imagine it any other way. I always tell people "I'm not sure where life will lead me. I'm just along for the ride"

 

Gene Canning

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDE:

Who's Who in Canada

Who's Who of Executives

Cambridge Who's Who

Who's Who in America

Host of the Nationally released TV show Journey's of an Artist

Original painting part of Canada's permanent art collection, presently hanging at Rideau Hall

Collector plate series with NC Cameron and Sons Ltd

Artwork published by Buckhorn Publishing

Owner of two successful art galleries

Co-founder of the Rural Roots Art Exhibit

Host of the former WPBS live TV art auction

 

 

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