The Spirit of Tom Thomson A weekend of Art & Algonquin Adventures Sep 20,21, 22


September 20,21, 22 

Paddling, Painting and Touring Outdoor Group of Seven Mural Gallery
Highlight this Art-Inspired Getaway During Fall Colour Season

 If you’ve ever dreamed of painting like Tom Thomson, or following in this Canadian icon’s footsteps - or paddle strokes - in his beloved Algonquin Park, then Deerhurst Resort  and Eclipse Art Gallery are offering a Fall weekend experience you won’t want to miss – The Spirit of Tom Thomson Weekend, which takes place September 20 – 22, 2019.  

This is the 3rd year that Deerhurst Resort, a Muskoka landmark founded in 1896 that might well have been known to Thomson, has teamed up with its onsite Eclipse Art Gallery to offer this art-inspired weekend.  Once again, Muskoka artist and Group of Seven expert, Gerry Lantaigne will lead the Algonquin canoe trip to some of Thomson’s favourite spots, as well as a paint and sip session where guests will recreate their own Thomson replica painting. 

The weekend starts Friday evening with a welcome reception where guests are invited to browse the Eclipse Art Gallery’s “Crazy About Muskoka” exhibit, which showcases colourful works celebrating the vibrant, natural beauty of the region. 

On Saturday, gallery manager Karin Kriekaard and Lantaigne will guide a morning paddling trip on Canoe Lake in 8-person canoes provided by Algonquin Outfitters. After returning from the park and picnic lunch, guests will have some free time to enjoy the resort’s amenities before trying their hand at their own replica Tom Thomson painting under Lantaigne’s guidance.

Sunday will close the weekend with a tour of Huntsville’s Group of Seven outdoor murals, which adorn numerous Muskoka landmarks – including Deerhurst itself. Lantaigne, the creator and feature artist of the outdoor mural gallery, invited the G8 world leaders to add their brushstrokes to the recreation of Thomson’s most famous painting, The West Wing, during the G8 Summit held at Deerhurst in 2010. That mural, along with the leaders’ paintbrushes, is on display in the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville. 

Just 30 minutes from the Algonquin Park west gate, Deerhurst close to Huntsville, where Thomson visited during his painting trips to Algonquin.  In fact, his presence is constant in this charming Muskoka town in the form of a life-size bronze sculpture, complete with canoe and paint box, which sits proudly in front of the town hall. There’s even an optional cruise available on the Tom Thomson tour boat which is docked at Deerhurst and operated by Algonquin Cruises. 

“The Spirit of Tom Thomson” weekend package at Deerhurst Resort is priced from $364 per person, based on double occupancy and includes two nights’ accommodation, Friday night reception, Saturday breakfast, Saturday Algonquin canoe trip with canoe rental, transportation to the park, park permit and picnic lunch plus a sip and paint session and guided outdoor Group of Seven mural tour. Dinner is additional as is a nightly resort fee that provides access to onsite canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, hiking trails, tennis and more.  For more information or to book, visit or call 1-800-461-4393.

*Muskoka residents are welcome to purchase tickets for the Art events and lunch only. Please Contact the Gallery.

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Tom Thomson Memorial Cairn

Tom Thomson Memorial Cairn

Gerry Lantaigne

Gerry Lantaigne

New Lakeside Lodge Deerhurst Resort

New Lakeside Lodge Deerhurst Resort

Paint with Us!

Join us every Friday evening this summer at 7 pm at Deerhurst Resort. Paint your own little masterpiece under fun guidance by local artists Gerry Lantaigne and Helena Renwick.


Paint outdoors with us! Every Thursday afternoon* at 4 pm paint or sketch what you see around you under guidance of Helena Renwick. (* Weather permitted - Indoor alternative day available.)

All Ages - $35 P/P - All Material Included plus Hst

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  • Register &Pay at Deerhurst Activity Desk

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Crazy About Muskoka

June 21 - September 16

Crazy about Muskoka

As the title indicates we are crazy about Muskoka and can’t get enough! Through Art we showcase all that Muskoka has to offer in our landscape, summer fun in, on and by the lake.

We are excited to Introduce new artists with beautiful Muskoka inspired artwork. Check out Joe Sampson, Jennifer Woodburn and Katherine Muir Miller’s art work.

See you at the gallery!

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Calling All Painters..... and the Winner is Haliburton Artist Susan Hay!

Inviting Visual Artists from Muskoka and Beyond to enter our Annual Art Contest!

Enter before

MAY 31 2019

Submit images of your paintings by email with a minimum of 300 dpi. no later than May 31st.

Submission details:

Muskoka& Algonquin Park through your artistic Eyes

-Minimum submission of:

Three Paintings in oil, mixed media or acrylic or three photographic images on canvas.

Size requirements: 30”x40” to 36”x48” or a combination thereof.

-Winner will be notified by June 10th

-Artwork to be delivered prior to June 21st

Artist will be invited to attend the Artwork Reveal at Deerhurst Resort taking place on June 27th.

The winning artist receives feature representation of the selected artwork installed at Deerhurst Resort Front Desk for a period of 12 months. Artwork will be available for sale.

Artist enjoys promotion through Eclipse Art Gallery & Deerhurst Resort websites, press release, e-blasts & social media.

One night stay at Deerhurst Resort to be taken within the 12 months (excluding holidays and peak summer weekends).

Prize includes accommodation & resort fee, which provides a variety of activities and benefits (food & alcohol excluded).

Susan Hay 2019 Art Contest Winner

Susan Hay 2019 Art Contest Winner

2019 Art Shows

March 21 - June 17

Spring Fever

Our art show is called Reverdie which means Spring Fever. After our long and sometimes very cold winter days we are longing for Renewal; Sun, bright colours, fresh energy. Meet our known and new artists who will reflect just that. Colour, light and motion will be our focus in this show.

June 21 - September 16 Crazy about Muskoka

As the title indicates we are crazy about Muskoka and can’t get enough of her! We showcase all that Muskoka has to offer in nature, at the cottage and on the water.

September 20 - December 2 Algonquin Reflections

Our annual autumn show will once again amaze how many talented Canadian artists we can be proud of.Algonquin Reflections is all about our natural environment; rugged landscapes, wild life, lakes depicted in a wide variety of art forms. Algonquin Reflections is a beautiful collection of Canadian art all to enjoy in one space.

December 6 - March 16


Winter brings silence, everything is coming to rest. Not us! We have a fabulous winter art show for you showcasing our view of how beautiful winter really is and how we can enjoy it .

Winter White Dec 8 March 14

We love winter!

The artwork in our winter show will attest to that. Some of the paintings will take your breath away, while some will bring a smile on your face and make you feel happy! Enjoy our show and enjoy winter!

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our art pieces.

From all of us at Eclipse Art Gallery we wish you and your loved ones Happy Holidays!

Bessie, Don and Karin

John Kinsella’s Snow Hill 30”x 40”

John Kinsella’s Snow Hill 30”x 40”

Algonquin Reflections

September 21 - December 6 our Annual Autumn Art Show 'Algonquin Reflections' celebrating 125 years of Algonquin Park.

Beautiful and Rugged Algonquin Park is well known worldwide and we are fortunate to have this park right at our fingertips. Artists such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have immortalized this great Canadian treasure and artists continue to explore the  Park  to create  paintings, photographs and sculptures.  This art show lets you see the Park and its wildlife through the eyes of our artists.


Can’t see the trees through the Moose- John Ovcacik

Can’t see the trees through the Moose- John Ovcacik

Art News 2018

Here is a preview of our upcoming Art events:

May 15 - September 18  Our summer art show 'Muskoka on the Rocks'  opens. A Colourful collection of art works reflecting Muskoka's time by the lake & cottage.  Summers are fun in Muskoka with camping and canoe trips enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Muskoka and Algonquin Park .

 September 21 - December 15 - our Annual Autumn Art Show 'Algonquin Reflections' celebrating 125 years of Algonquin Park.

Beautiful and Rugged Algonquin Park is well known worldwide and we are fortunate to have this park right at our fingertips. Artists such as Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven have immortalized this great Canadian treasure and artists continue to explore the  Park  to create  paintings, photographs and sculptures.  This art show lets you see the Park and its wildlife through the eyes of our artists.


In the Spirit of Tom Thomson   Art Weekend Get- Away    September 21,22,23

After last year's enormously successful Tom Thomson art weekend, we are organizing two art weekends for 2018, one in the fall and one in January 2019, In collaboration with Deerhurst Resort.

The  Autumn Weekend get-Away  will include two nights stay, a welcome reception, a guided canoe trip to the Tom Thomson Memorial Cairn on Tom's cherished Canoe Lake, paint your own small Tom Thomson replica  and enjoy a guided Group of Seven Mural Tour all under the expert guidance of Huntsville artist and Group Of Seven mural tour creator Gerry Lantaigne.

 Bio: Gerry Lantaigne is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where he spent three years studying set design and scenic painting at the college’s off Campus Program in New York City. Gerry has applied his skills in the sign and mural industry in Toronto and Montreal. In 1997 Lantaigne created the Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery located in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park areas.The Outdoor Gallery is a world class mural program and has become a huge success with over 80 murals in the collection to date.


Eclipse Gallery Rosseau Location Closed

Eclipse gallery in beautiful little Rosseau closes September 30th 2017.

Unfortunately,  our old house  has been sold and we will not be able to return next season!

Thank you all for your patronage, we were thrilled to greet many familiar and new faces this summer!

Please visit us at our location within Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, open throughout the year. Our staff is available from 9.30 until noon hour and by appointment. Please give us a quick call or text and we will meet you and give you a personal art tour!



Jack Pine Art Tour

Join us with your glass of wine or other beverage us for a leisurely ( complimentary) tour through Eclipse Art Gallery.

The Jack Pine Art Show is all about celebrating  Tom Thomson. This year we commemorate 100 years  since he was found in Canoe Lake in 1917 under quite mysterious circumstances. Tom Thomson and his friends of the Group of Seven have influenced so many artists and have put Canadian Landscape art on the international art map. The artists participating in the Jack Pine art show will show you how they have been touched by Tom Thomson's art work.

Art Tour Every Saturday at 5 pm until Thanksgiving Weekend. 

Art Tour Thanksgiving Weekend at  3 pm Saturday & Sunday.          

"In the Spirit of Tom Thomson'" Art Weekend Get-Away

In The Spirit of Tom Thomson Art Weekend Get-Away Sept 8-10

In the centenary of Tom Thomson's mysterious death in Algonquin Park, there is no shortage of commemorations honouring this wonderful artist! Deerhurst Resort and Eclipse Art Gallery have teamed up to offer a special Art weekend, "The Spirit of Tom Thomson" taking place on September 8-10 2017.

  • Two Nights Accommodation
  • Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Tom Thomson Canoe Lake Adventure in Algonquin
  • Snack - to go
  • Tom Thomson Paint & Wine Session
  • Outdoor Group of Seven Gallery Tour

$279/pp for two nights based on double occupancy.

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Meet the Artist on the Porch 11am -1pm

Eleanor Lowden is fascinated by people.  "My paintings would herald the day, and honour those simple moments that we all take for granted. Walking the dog, shopping, eating, holding hands, talking on the phone, texting. I love to watch crowds of people traveling in different directions, each with their own story and body language, lost in their own thoughts, being in close proximity to people and never connecting. Or perhaps connecting, and that I find equally fascinating and inspiring." These figures provide Eleanor with an endless source of inspiration. Her work is impressionistic, vibrant and loose "I paint with many layers of transparent acrylic, layering my colors so that they glow.  I want the viewer to spend time contemplating both the painting process and the story that I am telling"   

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Spring Art Show April 6 - June 26

This exhibit is all about 'New'.  

We are introducing new artists to the gallery  such as Zoe Lefort, Karen Richardson ,Sara Jane Doberstein and Christyn Grampola.

Each bring an unique view of their experiences in life and their surroundings. Fresh colours , very interesting subject matter from catamarans, classic boats, to birds nests,  to a close up encounter with rocks.

Enjoy the new show!


Karen Richardson with 'The Shell Game'

Karen Richardson with 'The Shell Game'

2017 Art News

Our WINTERSCAPE  art show was a great success showcasing gorgeous winter scenes by Michael Zarowsky, who we welcomed to the gallery this year. As the snow slowly will disappear, emphasizing slowly…. we are getting ready for our new Spring and summer season.

Please check our art show line –up at the end of April.


Spring Cottage Life Show 2017  

We are so excited! Eclipse Gallery is participating in the Spring Cottage Life Show at the International Centre in Toronto!  March 31-April 2  Booth # to be announced.

We will showcase four artists; Jenny Gordon, Ellen Cowie, Siggy Puchta and Brigitte Granton.

Come and visit us!  First 50 visitors will receive a free Eclipse desktop art calendar!


 Art Contest Canada 150

Our first ever art contest!

 In light of  Tom Thomson’s 100 year anniversary of his death and Canada’s 150 year celebration we have asked visual artists to submit 3 paintings with subject matter relating to Tom Thomson and / or Canada 150.

The chosen artist will have his or her art work on display for one year on the prominent Front Desk  Wall at Deerhurst Resort.  He or she will also receive loads of promotion and a free stay at the resort.

The BIG REVEAL will take place on Canada Day in the main lobby at Deerhurst Resort!


Eclipse Rosseau

Eclipse gallery in Rosseau will open its doors again this season:

JUNE 1 - OCTOBER 8 2017

We will have an exciting art selection by  well known and emerging artists definitely worth checking out.

 Come by on Fridays (Market Day)  and meet one of our artists working on a painting on the porch.

New !  A collection of furniture pieces and other wood goods created right here in Muskoka using fallen salvaged CANADIAN wood by Dan & Candice,  a very cool young couple.

Check it out on Artist page ‘LIVE EDGE FOREST’.

Muskoka Handmade Quilts & Toss Cushions by the FISHEYESISTERS.

Gorgeous one of kind cottage style cushions and soft and cuddly unique quilts to be treasured for a lifetime.

We welcome  visual artists Sarah Jane Doberstein, Robert McAffee, Karen Richardson and  emerging artist Christyn Grampola to the gallery!