There is a collection of these field sketches by Tom Thomson gathered together. Thomson, along with the various friends who would later call themselves the Group of Seven, would paint on these small canvases directly in the field and then transfer their ideas to a larger canvas in their studios.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
This painting is a Thomson. Moonlight was done over the winter of 1913-14.
Spring Ice is a 1916 painting by Thomson.
Here we have two sketches that would later be transferred by J.E.H. MacDonald into a final work.
Gleam On The Hills is a 1921 painting by MacDonald, based on the two 1918 sketches above.
Close by, another example of the mixing of indigenous and mainstream art.
Spirit Of The Forest- Mother Nature is by John Marston, dating to 2013.
This display case includes intricate bead and needle work by indigenous artisans.