The Gallery

Exhbition runs February - May, 2023

‘Rough Around the Edges’

A headshot of Marion Anderson smiling in front of a fireplace mantel

Marion R. Anderson


"Capturing nature’s perfect imperfections to describe the passage of time."

Originally from Kent Country, Marion Anderson now makes her home and studio in New Dundee, Ontario. She studied Visual Arts at Windsor University later completing a Master of Education at University of Western Ontario, London.

Her diverse portfolio shows expertise in a range of mediums including clay, watercolour, acrylic and oil painting as well as the ease with which she moves from florals to landscape in subject matter. This fluidity is due to the artist’s thirty plus years as a Visual Arts Teacher/Department Head at the Secondary School Level.

Anderson’s unique mixed media technique is constantly evolving over time. She works in series, completing a suite of paintings to express a concept or idea. Heavily textured, each piece is rendered in a limited palette, suggesting a unique visual experience for the viewer’s interpretation. One exploration simply leads to another.

As a multidisciplinary artist, Anderson combines art and nature in a wide spectrum of studio art. Her textured works celebrate her farming background, love of florals, and her daily 5km walk behind her studio.

“My world is not smooth, polished, or unmarked. Likewise, my canvases feature created or actual surface textures describing nature’s perfect imperfection”

Also Featured At Langdon Hall

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Grace Afonso lived in many small towns across Ontario and a few years in Portugal before finally settling in Hamilton where she lives today.

By good fortune Afonso attended a specialty arts high school where she was introduced to a variety of mediums and her passion for art was sparked. Though she would complete her undergrad in Nursing from McMaster University, Afonso always had an interest in capturing the world around her and continued her art's education at the Dundas Valley School of Art, OCAD University, Haliburton School of Art + Design, and completed residencies in Umbria, Italy and Cerèt, France.

The subject matter of Afonso's work is the celebration of colour shown in her exploration of the domestic scene and landscape. It is colour's power to effect mood that works as the driving principle behind Afonso's translation of her life to the canvas. She is drawn to representing the home, where people gather and the indoor and outdoor spaces they participate in.

Artist Grace Afonso

Grace Afonso


Past Artists From Our Gallery

trish tonaj

Trish Tonaj

painter kara mcintosh

Kara McIntosh

painter johanna reynolds

Johanna Reynolds

painter norman busse

Norman Busse

painter antony john

Antony John

All Works of Art Are For Sale

For further information please contact the Gallery Director at:

Jennifer Houghton