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July Visiting Artists

Bayfield Artist Guild 

A group of artists who live, work and play along the shores of Lake Huron in the

beautiful village of Bayfield, Ontario.

We are dedicated to nurturing and inspiring members and creating an inclusive

space for all visual arts and all skill levels in a welcoming environment.

Members can look forward to:

◦ workshops

◦ guest speakers

◦ plein air

◦ access to gallery exhibits 


About the Artists


Laura Browne

Back Off My Path by Laura BrowneBack Off My Path by Laura Browne


 Laura has lived and taught in Huron County for over 30years. She has travelled up mountains, into forests, gorges and caves of the Yukon, Ontario, Hawaii and Crete.

She expresses her sense of energy and onement in nature using a variety of miexed media paint, inks, stained glass. She sometimes incorporates cut pieces of Yukon jade into her windows; which she has mined and polished. Her journey to reach sources of inspiration involve planning trips around the timing of the full moon and being prepared to sleep on mountain tops for a few nights and days full of sketching and explore heights and depths of inner and external nature.


Louisa Gamoyda

Having spent almost 30 years vacationing at Sauble Beach on Lake Huron, Louisa is happy to have recently move, full time, the town of Bayfield and enjoyin ghte shores of Lake Huron on a full time basis. While she paints a variety of subjects, she especially loves to paint this beautiful lake and its wonderful beaches. She began her watercolour journey 12 years ago, taking classes while on sabbatical from work. She is now starting to dabble in acrylic. Louisa is a new member of the Bayfield Artist Guild. 






Christine Greasely

The Family by Christine GreaselyThe Family by Christine Greasely




Christine recently moved to Bayfield from Trenton, Ontario but was born in England. She is self taught and has been painting and experimenting with different mediums for several years. Better known for her depictions of wildlife, pets and landscapes, she has most recently ventured in another direction by painting monochrome portraits of icons of the entertainment industry.






Linda Kumpf

Cotton Candy Sky by Linda KumpfCotton Candy Sky by Linda Kumpf

Linda and her husband retired to Bayfield after many years of boating on the Great Lakes. "My affinity to water has been in my blood from a very young age." Spending summers along the Lake Huron shore convinced them both that this is where they wanted to be.













Rita Paakkunaien


Rita has always loved arts and crafts, and loves it when things turn out as expected or better. Rita is always looking for something new to try. When she began exploring watercolours, forty years ago, she found she loved realism and aimed to achieve this. This was a medium that surprised her with what she could do with it. When Rita moved to Bayfield, she discovered acrylics and has been exploring this medium since, including texture and palette knife. She sometimes finds simplicity and has the best result. Rita loves observing the world around her, often surprising herself of her accomplishments. Rita paints from deep within.



Reeka Spence

Spring At The Little Inn by Reeka SpenceSpring At The Little Inn by Reeka Spence


Reeka resides on the shore of Lake Huron. Reeka's art explorations have allowed her to experiment with a variety of mediums throughout her teaching career and personal life. She engages in creative processes whenever new opportunities to learn prevail. She considers her work eclectic, primitive, playful, curious, spontaneous and organic. Her work is often influenced by nature and the humanities.





Mary "Elizabeth" Stephenson

The Shallows by Mary StephensonThe Shallows by Mary Stephenson

Mary is an abstract impressionistic painter whose art journey has been almost entirely self directed. Working mainly with acrylic paints and inspired by nature she strives to put an interesting spin on the beautiful landscapes surrounding her home in the historic village of Bayfield, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron.









Nancy Townes

In the Meadow by Nancy TownesIn the Meadow by Nancy Townes



As a child, designing clothes for her cut out dolls was Nancy's first artistic endeavour. An interst in arts and crafts has led to experiencing many painting mediums, set painting and costume design for an amateur theatre company, volunteering to work iwth seniors and children in art groups and many, many art classes just for the fun of it. Nancy has a love of all mediums, is master of none, but enjoys the whole artistic journey.








Lori Webb Thompson

Because the Night by Lori Webb ThompsonBecause the Night by Lori Webb Thompson



Formerly a Lake Huron cottager and now a full time resident of Bayfield, Lori Webb Thompson has been exploring her relationship with this Great lake since the 1990's. Most recently travelling in the United Kingdom and Tortulag to capture the ever-changing moods of the water, land and sky,  she works primarily in acrylic.




Coming Soon

Visiting Artists and Exhibitions for 2024


August - Michele Miller

September - Lisa Compton

October - Tim Hawman

November - Jerry McDonnell and Tom Barker


December - Goderich Art Club









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