Bowerman – Simpson 7th Biennial Art Show and Sale

Barry and Royce in the Studio

Barry and Royce in the Studio

Everyone is cordially invited to the7th Biennial Art Show and Sale featuring Royce Simpson and Barry Bowerman.  The show details are:

               Date:  Saturday April 6 and 7, 2013

              Location:  Travelodge Hotel (Sudbury) at the corner of Walford Road and Paris Street

                               Brookview Room (behind Perkins Restaurant)

              Time:        10 AM to 6 PM

              Free Admission   – Refreshments

 Please join us and meet the artists.  They will have their current works on display and look forward to discussions about their art.  Royce Simpson has a passion for wildlife and the local heritage and has preserved numerous landmarks around Sudbury for posterity through his artistic rendering of the structures as they were at their peak.  He has studied with Robert Bateman, Glen Loates and Dwayne Harty and has travelled to Montana for a course taught by Terry Isaac and Susan Labouri.   Barry Bowerman, a signature member of the Artists for Conservation, has studied with Robert Bateman, Glen Loates and Dwayne Harty.  Barry has had his work selected by Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print program and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.  During the summer, he travels to 2 out-of-town juried exhibitions (Parry Sound and Bon Echo Provincial Park).  In a time when many of our birds and mammals are endangered and at risk of extinction it is of paramount importance to create a legacy of images that can serve as a reminder of the majesty that once was or an inspiration for actions to save them.  The same rationale applies to landscape subjects.  Barry has travelled extensively and his trip to Africa has provided him endless references for images/compositions to create.


Moose Lake Trading Post Art Show

Moose Lake Trading Post
50th Anniversary Celebration
August 18, 2012

Location: outside the Moose Lake Trading Post (1.6 km north of Pointe-au-Baril , Ontario )

My wife and I have brought our family to Moose Lake Lodge (behind the trading post, on Moose Lake ) for ~27 years and its quiet natural setting has been a source of inspiration for my art. No motors are permitted on the lake and it is this fact that makes it such a preserve of wildlife and natural beauty.



Autumn at Moose Lake

Bon Echo Art Exhibition and Sale


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Barry will be showing this coming weekend at the Bon Echo art exhibition and sale this July. Barry has donated his painting “Rendezvous at Turtle Rock in support of the Friends of Bon Echo park. The painting depicts the signature formation on the massive rock promontory across from the main beach.  It resembles the beak of a turtle and a trio of loons are gliding by.  The name ‘Bon Echo’ is derived because of the ability to provide a perfect echo at the halfway point across the lake as one approaches the rock.  The painting will be on display at the Gallery in the park throughout the summer until the official raffle.

  • July 27,2012    10AM to 4PM
  • July 28, 2012   10AM to 4PM
  • July 29,2012    10AM to 4PM

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Exceptional Art Course

Outdoor Lesson

I am Barry Bowerman, a wildlife/landscape artist from Sudbury, ON who has been attending this course for ~9 years.  I have found it both an exceptional experience and Dwayne Harty (Instructor shown above) to be a wealth of knowledge in classic art theory (colour, design) and animal form.  Dwayne studied in New York at the Art Students’ League under the tutelage of the late Robert Lougheed.  Dwayne has produced the large dioramas in Yellowstone National Park, the Algonquin Park Visitors’ Centre, the ROM (Toronto) and Saskatoon.  He has just completed a major show to highlight his 4-year Y2Y project (Yellowstone to Yellowknife).  The show is currently on display in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Christie Smith (below) has put her thoughts together on this amazing course, held in Algonquin Park (at Camp Tanamakoon) during the Fall Colour change.  If you would like an inspiring experience and a chance to learn from the best, please consider joining us this year.


The Tanamakoon Outdoor Centre invites you to join in a weeklong art program in the wilds ofAlgonquinPark. This 6 day course will offer participants the opportunity to develop their artistic skills in the out of doors under the one-on-one supervision of two exceptionally talented artists – Dwayne Harty and Gene Canning!

My name is Christy A. Smith. As a long time participant of Image s of Algonquin, I can tell you that painting plein air inAlgonquinParkis truly a pure joy! Being in the splendor of nature, feeling the autumn breeze, listening to loons and witnessing the wildlife are wonderful and very fulfilling experiences. To quote Ralph Bice (1900-1997) one of the best known guides inAlgonquinPark, who coined the phrase “Anyone who has been toAlgonquinParkwill be disappointed when they get to heaven.” As a plein air artist, Images of Algonquin andAlgonquinParkis just a wonderful place to paint and is simply clearly heaven on earth to me.

Tanamakoon is located on its own lake 25 kms inside of the west gates of Algonquin. The quiet northern oasis will offer incredible opportunities for both scenic and wildlife art. The fall colours can be spectacular at this time of year and will add a unique and special ambience for every artist. Both beginner and advance artists progress at their own pace. Encouragement and guidance is given in the disciplines of classical art theory and practice as related to wildlife and landscape genres. Emphasis is given to paining landscape plein-air, as well as animal drawing, painting and anatomy.

Evening lecture and presentations include discussions on the historical and contemporary masters of wildlife and landscape.

Demonstrations, presentations, lectures, slides, individual and group evaluation and hand on fieldwork with individual guidance will make this course a valuable and unique opportunity for every student. For complete information and applications please call 705-633-5541 or email: To contact Christy A. Smith, call 705-694-5874 or email

Please feel free to ask us for an email to forward to colleagues and friends with an interest in art.

We look forward to seeing many of you in October at Tanamakoon for Images in Algonquin.

Dates: Saturday, October 1st to Friday, October 7th, 2011

Cost: $720.00 + HST

Includes 7 days of 6 nights accommodation, all meals, parking as well as instruction and free use of camp equipment.

Location: Tanamakoon Outdoor Centre,Algonquin Park,Ontario.

(Hwy #60 – 25 kms inside the West Gates)

For information on what to bring see brochure or email