The Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery Presents Rural Roots From June 29 To July 14

Morning Light, Top of Ragged Falls, 10” x 8”, oil on birch panel by Janine Marson

The Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery is pleased to present Rural Roots, a collection of 50 oil paintings by artist Janine Marson.

Marson grew up on her family’s Timber Trail Resort along the banks of the Oxtongue River at the doorstep to Algonquin Park. “My roots are very strong and impact everything I do in both art and life,” says Marson.

Janine Marson at Marsh’s Falls in 1965. Photo courtesy of Janine Marson

As a child Marson listened, observed and allowed all of her senses to absorb the beauty around her. In the 1960s, a chance encounter with Group of Seven artist A.J. Casson inspired Marson to become a painter. She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Design Art from Georgian College. Marson teaches art at her Huntsville studio and Haliburton School of Art & Design. The effects of colour and light are the driving forces in her artwork.

This collection includes many familiar locations such as Oxtongue River, Algonquin and Arrowhead Provincial Parks, Dwight Beach, Ragged Falls and Big East River. “My art is a way of expressing my deep love of the land and all the beauty in it,” Marson states.

Marson believes the simple things in life help us feel a sense of connection and draw us closer together. Rural Roots is her celebration of those connections.

Rural Roots: June 29 to July 14; Opening Reception: June 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Special thanks to Algonquin Outfitters, North Art Supplies and Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC)

About Janine Marson
Janine Marson is a Huntsville-based artist. She also teaches private painting classes throughout the year. True to her roots, Marson is a volunteer member of Oxtongue Lake for Arts and Culture (OLAC). Marson’s previous series, Seeing Through Tom’s Eyes, garnered national attention. This collection of 100 oil paintings depicts scenes painted by iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson and commemorated the 100-year anniversary of his untimely death.

About Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery
2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery. Founded in 1979 by artists John and Geraldine McConnell, the gallery is a beloved Muskoka destination for people from around the bend and around the globe. Currently owned by Karen Piovaty, the 2019 Season boasts a calendar full of special events and exhibitions. For more information, please go to:

Fall on the Big East, 10” x 8”, oil on birch panel by Janine Marson


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