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)




Jim Weller

The University of Toronto School of Architecture insisted that I draw, sketch and design on a daily basis.  Five years of this as well as courses on colour theory constituted my boot camp training in the visual arts. This was reinforced by an annual two week sketch camp in the fall. While I was at the University of Toronto I was also the cartoonist for the student paper, The Varsity.






By 1985, the demands of my professional career and family had eased sufficiently for me to be able to take up painting in a more serious manner. I embarked on

the path of transparent water colour- a medium that has enormous personal

appeal because of its spontaneity and difficulty.  Since then, I have also taken

up oils and acrylics.

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