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)




Laura Kingsbury

Laura was born in Brockville, Ontario, grew up in Ottawa, and now resides near Georgetown, Ontario. Her artistic talent was discovered early as was her intense love of animals and nature. She received many Art Awards in High School but decided to pursue a career in Biology, graduating from the University of Guelph in 1980 with a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology and Management.


Laura has since worked as a research biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service and as a Naturalist/Interpreter with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa and with several Toronto area Conservation Authorities. She also trained as a Volunteer Guide at the Metro Toronto Zoo.


A self-taught artist, Laura works mostly in watercolours and more recently in acrylics and soft pastels. She has been painting professionally for over 30 years and has become well known for her sensitive portrayals of our native wildlife, especially the songbirds. Her originals and prints are sought by private and corporate collectors in many countries, including England, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Germany, Russia, Zambia, Switzerland, and the United States. Two of her Limited Edition Prints have been presented by the Canadian Government to the presidents of Zambia and the Russian Federation, Kenneth Kuanda and Boris Yeltsin. She is kept continuously busy with commissions.



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