Welcome to my home page.
This is my home and inspiration.
My wife Lynn and I have been residents of Muskoka for the past 23 years and enjoy our life on our property just outside of Baysville, Ontario. In 2008 we built a 2,000 square foot gallery and Yummies in a jar area in hopes of cutting back on doing craft shows and being away from home almost every weekend. It turned out to be our best move ever.
I work in the gallery using oils, waterclours and acrylics. My subject matter is varied and enjoy experimenting with different techniques. My drafting background plays a large part in my styles and ultimately draws me back to high detail and straight lines.
In 2009 I decided to put my photography skills to work in a unique way. 3 0r 4 times a year I charter a plane and take aerial photos of peoples cottages and general lake scenes. It is just amazing up there. Please visit my aerials page for more details.
Baysville, autumn 2009
Lynn produces a line of gourmet products called "Yummies in a Jar". An all natural line of Jams, Jellies, Maple Syrups, Pepper Jellies and Vinaigrette Salad Dressings. The Yummies area of the new gallery boasts a complete line of Lynn's products as well as compliment of Savour Muskoka Products and other treats.
in the Yummies Section we offer
Lavender Hills Honey, Orillia* Mark Lupton's Maple products, Huntsville* Hubert's Maple products * Grammas Kitchen products, Port Sydney* fudge by Dock Tails, Bala* Iroquois Cranberry Marsh products * Deisel House Coffee, Bracebridge*
For the artistic flair in the Gallery we also offer
*wood carvings by Weldon Tracey * Glassware by Susan Taylor Stevenson * Mud Puppy Pottery * Muskoka Bay Pottery * Muskoka Candle Company * Log house Soap Company * Fire Pits and Rock Sculptures By Steve Whitworth *
All images and copy in this site are © copyright John Murden and may not be reproduced without permission of the artist.