and her family live in Gravenhurst,
Ontario and have a strong connection to
Muskoka both through cottaging and
She has been painting and
exhibiting in the area since moving
there permanently in 1987.
folk-style painting begins with an idea
that sparks her imagination and leads to
the creation of a scene that is vibrant
with people, activity and colour.
Sometimes just a small sketch
done on a paper napkin in a restaurant
can develop into a large scale work.
Dale loves to travel and visits
to both the east and west coasts of
Canada have been remembered in acrylic
is an award-winning member of Muskoka
Arts and Crafts.
Her paintings are in private and
corporate collections in North America
and abroad, including work for several
national children’s charities and the
historic Gravenhurst Opera House.
One of her most recent works was
selected to represent Habitat for
Humanity in Muskoka with proceeds of
limited edition print sales supporting
Habitat builds in the Muskoka area.
continues to develop and refine her own
whimsical style which lends itself to
capturing the spirit of life and times
both old and new.
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Dale Durnan. All rights reserved.
| Photography: Shannon Durnan