Starting January

Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm



After May Long Weekend

Thursday & Friday 11 am - 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 5 pm




Or to make an appointment

at other times:


Paul or Gunilla Matteau  613.269.3437

Linda Hynes  613.283.4204

Paul Laberge  613.269.3463







110 Main Street East, P.O. Box 325

Merrickville, ON


(Beside the Courtyard Patio

of the Baldachin Inn/Restaurant)




Herman Ruhland


Herman was born and educated in the Netherlands and was always interested in art. While drafted in the armed forces in the Netherlands, he attended evening art classes where he met artists who convinced him to paint and read up about art.


In 1959, Herman, and his wife, Margaret, moved to Canada, and he started a garden-design company in 1961 in the Ottawa area.


Herman studied art at the Ottawa School of Art and now creates abstracted paintings and sculptures using different media and found objects.


Herman lives on a farm near Ottawa.

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