Canada Day, and Shopping Alert

The gallery will be OPEN on Canada day! 10AM to 5PM.

What better way to celebrate the day then to appreciate the outstanding artistic talent that Canada has to offer? At The Gallery on the Lake we represent over 100 Canadian artists both renowned and emerging.

We certainly hope to see you here for a visit!

Catching Some Rays

Today marks the first day of our 15 Year Celebration Sale! As mentioned in our previous post, we are offering an unprecedented 15% OFF almost everything in the gallery! In addition to the 15% off, we are also offering some other amazing deals;

-20% OFF on Stained Glass Lamps

-50% OFF on Norval Morrisseau, and Tim Packer giclee prints

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-50% OFF on NEW Norman R. Brown ORIGINAL paintings!

Please visit our website to view available artworks.

Our 15th Anniversary Celebration, Exhibits, and a Special Announcement!


On June 30th, 2001 the (new) Gallery on the Lake re-opened it’s doors after being closed since 1997!

On June 30th, 2015 we will be celebrating our 15th season! As a thank you to all our loyal customers and patrons, we are offering an unprecedented 15% OFF everything in the gallery FOR 15 DAYS! Come and get that piece of art that you’ve always wanted at 15% off from June 30th to July 14th. Please visit our website to see our available artwork. You can get in touch by email ( or phone (888) 242-7475 with any inquiries or to make a purchase.

See you soon!

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We are thrilled to announce the opening of a new exhibit at the gallery this Saturday, June the 27th titled “Saveur Internationale”by Christian Bergeron. This promises to be a very exciting exhibition of international caliber, showing never before seen pieces from Bergeron’s lat two years of travel. Bergeron will be making the trip to Buckhorn all the way from Charlevoix, Quebec for the reception and opening this Saturday June the 27th, and will be at the gallery from 1PM to 4PM. This is an excellent, and rare opportunity to meet Bergeron in person, right here in Buckhorn!

The paintings in the exhibit highlight some of his excursions, from Romantic Paris, where he rented a studio for the past 2 years, to inspiring Provence, where he experimented with softer tones dictated by the spring light. Christian also travelled to the Côte d’Azur, Spain (home of Dali), Rome, and New York, following in the steps of great painters. He spent last winter in Rome, away from the harsh weather of our country, to paint outside again.

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About Christian Bergeron

Christian has more than forty years of painting experience. His works can be found in the finest corporate and private collections from coast to coast in Canada, the United States, and several European countries. At a very early age he demonstrated an aptitude for figurative art. Self taught, he developed his art under the influence of the great painters in Quebec, such as Francesco Lacurto, for whom he was a student and model. Over a ten year period, he developed and perfected his personal style, named “prismatic”. Prismatic gives another dimension to the painting by increasing the effect of light at different angles, producing spectacular perspectives.

We look forward to seeing you at Bergeron’s exhibit reception this Saturday!


We have great news for cottagers and seasonal visitors to the area who may not have made it out to visit us yet this season– we are extending our first two exhibits of the season throughout the month of July! “Reflections of Light” By Cyril Cox is on display in our art school, and “Backcountry Vistas” by Lloyd Wilson will be on display in our cafe. We are so happy to be able to extend these wonderful exhibits and share them with our summer visitors!

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To celebrate our 15th season at the Gallery on the Lake, we will be hosting our first ever Plein Aire Festival in Buckhorn on August the 15th! We will be inviting gallery artists to come and paint “en pleine aire” (in the open air) around the Buckhorn area and gallery property. Mark this August 15th event on your calendar, as it will be a great opportunity to see our extremely talented artists doing what they do best. Enjoy great conversations about art, and experience the creation of original pleine aire paintings! Stay tuned to our blog for more information!

Hello Art Lovers and Collectors!

We are pleased to begin sharing blog posts with our followers! There are always so many exciting things happening at the gallery and also with our artists! We invite you to stay tuned to our blog for exciting information, and please visit our website at to view our extensive collection of original Canadian Fine art and handmade Giftware! Better yet, come out to visit the gallery in person! We are open 7 days a week from 10AM to 5PM and are located 1/2 hour north of Peterborough, Ontario just outside the village of Buckhorn at 65 Gallery on the Lake Road.

The Gallery on the Lake is one of Canada’s largest retail Art Galleries, in a beautiful lakeside setting. The gallery offers one of the most extensive collections of Artwork by some of Canada’s leading and emerging artists.

This year we are celebrating our 15th season! To celebrate we are offering 15% off on a great selection of art and giftware including Original Norman R Brown, Len Harfield and Margo Rivar paintings, glassware, jewellery, pottery as well as many items from our re-sale gallery (some exceptions apply)

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Artist and Exhibit update


We are so pleased to announce the following new artists to the gallery this year:

Steve Tracy–   After years of experimenting with oil paint, Steve Tracy has discovered ways of mixing, drying, and playing with gravity to create fanciful pieces. As a traditionalist at heart, Steve often employs oils, acrylics and watercolors. Read Steve’s full artist bio here

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Michel Poirer–  From the Mount Tremblant area in Quebec, Michel Poirer is a renowned artist painting traditional subjects with a modern flair. Artists Statement; For Michel, it’s the painting process that matters, subject is secondary, no matter what imagery you create, “your soul will shine through every stroke, if you really love what you do”, “The variety of styles and subjects I’ve produced over the years testify to my insatiable need to constantly reinvent myself.”

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Frederick Forsey (returning)-Although he was always fascinated by art, Fred did not seriously pursue this interest until he discovered the Buckhorn School of Fine Art, and signed up for classes with Edwin Matthews who was Fred’s foremost teacher and guiding influence. Primarily a landscape artist, Fred tours the country endeavoring to capture and convey the beauty of the world.  Read Fred’s full artist bio here.

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We have such a phenomenal group of artists here at the Gallery on the Lake, and it never ceases to amaze us when we see the stunning new pieces they bring for us! We are so excited to have new work by the following artists: Tim Packer, David Greive, Steve Tracy, Maya Evantov and Michel Poirer. There are a few images below, but please visit the new work page on our website for the full selection of what is new at the gallery!

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MAGAZINE ARTICLE Two of our very own Gallery on the Lake artists Tim Packer, and Steve Tracy were featured in ARABELLA magazine in their Autumn Harvest 2014 edition as artists to collect! The articles are extremely well written and give a great insight into the journey each artist has undergone throughout their career.

SAD NEWS It is with great sadness that we share the passing of two of our wonderful gallery artists.

Siggy Puchta  Please view Siggy’s obituary here.

John Mlacak Please view John’s obituary here.


Extended- to June 26, 2015  Cyril Cox, “Reflections of Light”

Current Exhibit- Llyod Wilson, “Backcountry Vistas” continues until July 26th

Upcoming July 2015- Christian Bergeron Opening reception and “Meet the Artist” June 27th from 1PM to 4PM. Exhibit continues until July 24th.

Upcoming August 2015- We are anticipating a retrospective of deceased “Painters 11” artist Tom Hodgeson.



Mark Life’s Special Occasions with One of a Kind Gift Ideas

Give the gift of creativity!

Tired of resorting to giving gift cards? Just don’t know what to get for that “hard to buy for” person or family member? What could be more wonderful than giving an original one-of-a-kind gift, while also supporting local Canadian artists and businesses? The Gallery on the Lake has an outstanding selection of original handmade items suitable for any gift giving occasion and to suit any budget. Please visit our website for more great gift ideas!


Dad is notoriously difficult to buy for, but we have the answer for you here at the gallery! Here are a few suggestions of handmade one-of-a-kind items that would make great gifts for dad,

Inuit soapstone, Bronze sculpture by Siggy Puchta, Wood turned bowls by Bev Redden and Frank Didomizio, Hand crafted, hand painted canoe paddles by Jo Mann, hand painted wooden fish carvings by Len Gibson or Wood Bird carvings by Al Bonar.

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Original artwork is an exceptional gift choice for weddings! At the gallery you can find a special one-of-a-kind gift which will be cherished and perhaps even become a family heirloom for the newlyweds. Here are a few suggestions we believe would be a great choice for a wedding gift,

Handblown glassware by Eric Davey, glass art by Bruce Hall (including rare imagery of couples and mothers with babies) or some of our beautiful handmade ceramic pottery!

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To truly send off the retiree with a gift that they will cherish, consider a small original painting by Lucy Manley, or Len Harfield. Alternatively a beautiful giclee print would be a great choice, and will allow you to obtain a larger piece for a lesser price. Stone sculpture would also be a great choice, we have several talented artists that work in this medium including Robert HudymaMax Sexsmith and Katherine Beatty

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We specialize in original artwork here at the gallery, and event though we have an unsurpassed collection of paintings, we also carry other unique items which make stunning gifts for any special occasion such as furniture by Igor Soinsky, Phil Rimmer and Joe Lorincz as well as wonderful handcrafted jewellery by Kathleen Potter, Colleen Walker and BearPaw Jewellery and others!

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