Name: Pat Fairhead
Medium: Watercolour, acrylic, oil, collage etc.
How long have you worked in this medium? Most of my life.
Were you formally trained or self-taught? Formal training at the Ontario Collage of Art (now OCADU).
What do you love about your medium? I love PAINT!!!
What is your least favourite aspect of your medium? When I can’t do it.
What do you listen to when you’re working in the studio? I need peace and quiet.
Favourite things to do when you’re not working in the studio? My work is my life.
Favourite artist / craftsperson of all time and why? Strongest influences are Turner and Carmichael.
Favourite book? Many, many... mostly biographies.
How long have you lived in Muskoka? Sixteen years full time and many, many summers.
Favourite restaurants in Muskoka? Riverwalk.
Favourite road to drive in Muskoka? Along the river in Bracebridge.
Favourite place to hike, bike or walk in Muskoka? Wilson's Falls trail.
If you weren’t an artist/craftsperson, what would you be instead? An otter. I was born an artist.
Update: Pat is not a current member of the Studio Tour, please visit her website to contact her directly.
('Ask the Artist' is an ongoing Q&A series that provides a little bit of insight into the lives of the members of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour)
Elise Muller's passion is the art of stone sculpture. She expresses emotions of love and caring in this carving of orange Alabaster stone. The warmth of "Family Time" shines from within with the love of children for their mother.
Happy Mother's Day!
Update: Elise is not a current member of the Studio Tour, please visit her website to contact her directly.
Johnathan Bullock looks forward to welcoming visitors to his gallery for the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour on the last weekend of September and the first weekend of October. He is excited to show off his newly expanded studio entrance and larger work space. Watch Johnathan at work and learn about the art of pottery from the artist.
Held during peak Autumn colours, the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour is a self-guided tour featuring some of the finest artists and craftspeople working within the region.