Gracing the Shores and Forests of Lake Superior
Large and irregularly formatted pieces of art to grace your home with the power of Lake Superior and the tranquility of the Boreal Forest.
Long time professional artists Peter Humeniuk and Pauline Horricks invite you to share their inspiration from these northern places. Bring the storms from the big lake or peace from the minutia of the land that surrounds us into your home to inspire you every day.
To view these pieces with a possibility of purchase,
JP Fraser at Lake Superior Art Gallery
phone (807)622-7573 or email info@LakeSuperiorArtGallery.com
Lake Superior Art Gallery, is pleased to be agents for Pauline and Peter. Please, contact us to make an appointment to see their art work.
Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Peter Humeniuk has had a lifelong fascination with
art from the 4 year old who spent all his spare time drawing, through graphics and design atthe Ontario College of Art, studying watercolours and drawing under Carl Schaefer and Fred Hagan, to the professional watercolourist who has been teaching painting and design for the past 20 years.
As a watercolour instructor, Humeniuk's popular workshops are conducted in Thunder Bay
and throughout Northwestern Ontario, the Maritime provinces, the northern states and Florida.
Humeniuk has never given up his passion for art. He has exhibited in many group shows
over the years, including two exhibitions sponsored by the National Ballet at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto and various art festivals in Canada and the US. His commissions have been numerous and include Thunder Bay's Best Western Nor'Wester Resort Hotel with 2 original watercolours in each of its 90 rooms and more in the lobby. His works reside in collections from coast to coast in North America and as far away as Singapore.
Peter has revolutionized the way watercolours are presented, no longer using mats and glass to frame. His pieces are mounted on hardboard and coated with an acrylic non-glossy film that does not distract viewers from the artwork.
From a youth spent in the wilds of Northern Ontario, themes dominating the works of Pauline Horricks exhibit a fascination with light and shadow, both in nature and the human form. Horricks began her journey with art over 30 years ago as a self-taught watercolorist. Her paintings and etchings exist in private and corporate collections all over North America.
In the mid 90s, her fascination for light and shadow led her to study printmaking at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In early 1998, she began experimenting with plaster as an intaglio printing alternative to the conventional etching press. Over the past 10 years Horricks has returned to painting with oil on large textured panels, continuing to depict the patterns of light and shadow in the Boreal Forest. These paintings require no frame (wrap around) and are painted with oils as if they were watercolour. The oil paint is rubbed in (and off) to create translucent washes of colour mixed with deep darks for strong contrast. Her series, entitled “Boreal Music”, captures the drama of light, shadow, reflection and structural patterns in the northern rainforest.
Pauline’s work has received numerous awards, most recently Best of Show- 2D at the spring 2013 Duluth Park Point Art Festival. She has exhibited in many local and foreign venues, including the Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Mn (printmaking) and the Agora Art Gallery, Chelsea, NY (painting) as part of an exhibition of fine art from Canada. She has participated in various juried art festivals in Canada and the US (including the Toronto Outdoor Exhibition).
In the summer of 2008, Peter and Pauline were “artists in residence” in the Quetico wilderness park, a program run by the Ontario Provincial government in their parks network. They have lived and worked together for over 20 years, spending summers at their gallery space in Grand Marais (Eight Broadway Art Gallery) and traveling in winters, participating in juried art festivals together, all from their home base in Thunder Bay, Ontario