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Highlands East Visitor Information Centre hosting Chuck Lewis


Wild Asters
Chuck Lewis
oil on canvas, 11”x 14”

Highlands East Visitor Information Centre

2786 Essonville Line, Wilberforce

Artist Inspiration

The reason I painted these wild asters was because on my drive to Haliburton the abundance of nature’s wildflowers along the shoulders of the road with all their natural beauty made me want to stop and take a closer look.    So, I stopped, got out of the car and stood at the side of the road admiring the colours and nature’s natural composition.    The arrangements and colours of the plants were naturally complementary to each other.    They inspired me to paint.    As a result, I now have about eight-to-ten paintings of roadside wildflowers.

Artist Statement

Moonlit lakes, light in the forest, a tree in the wilderness, nature in her beauty and serenity painted in oils on canvas…..local and foreign scenes of nature and historic sites and structures drawn in detail in Sepia and India inks, sometimes with the added beauty of watercolour. These are my passions. I choose a scene because nature has created a unique combination of colour, composition, structure and perspective that appeal to me. Scenes of structures are selected because their distinctive construction, history, or general perspective enhance the specific scene I have chosen. Works in such real life situations must, in my opinion, be detailed to hold the viewer’s attention and to make every viewing a new experience. If people indicate that they feel they can walk through a scene and discover new details in the work every time, then I have accomplished what I set out to do.

Artist Bio

My art, much of which has been inspired through extensive travels all over the world, is displayed in private collections in Canada and internationally and has been published in “Artists of Algonquin” and “Artists of the Highlands”. My studios and gallery, located in Haliburton and Mississauga, Ontario, welcome visitors year round by appointment or by chance. Commissions are welcomed.
Cellular: 647-393-2498
Mississauga: 905-271-5671
Haliburton: 705-447-2245

Highlands East Visitor Information Centre

The Highlands East Visitor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line (County Road 4) in Wilberforce, at the Curling Club.
We are open daily, mid-May through to Thanksgiving.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 to 4
Sunday 1 to 4
(hours subject to change)

We offer mineral collection information, maps, directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432
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