I visited this family retreat in Georgian Bay on my brother-in-laws boat. Private and peaceful, this location meant much to the Toronto-based owners. It is not surprising that they wanted a painting from their much loved cottage. This family owns a large collection of my work that goes back over twenty-five years.
Wouldnt we all wish to own a century-old stone house that was situated on a farm with a tree-lined lane? The people who commissioned this painting actually do. These people purchased several paintings from me years ago and felt now they wanted an original painting of their own place. Also on their list of details to include were Hereford cattle (he is a gentleman farmer), as well as their own horses and their dog, a Dalmatian named JC. It is such a pleasure to create this personalized historic painting after visiting with them.