The Artists of Muskoka

Michael Woodside

Braemore Pond Studio
1018 Norway Point Road, RR#1
Baysville, ON, P0B 1A0

Although born and raised in midtown Toronto, Michael has spent most of his summers in Muskoka since 1947, when he arrived at his summer destination on the steamship Iroquois. He painted his first oil painting of Lake of Bays ten years later at age twelve and has been doing much the same ever since, although watercolours and pen and ink techniques have added to his extensive knowledge of drawing and painting.

Michael has always been fascinated by the many moods of Muskoka and has constantly attempted to get below the surface of things in order to capture the real essence of Muskoka in all its variety. Michael is also extremely interested in the heritage buildings and old structures which abound in the area, especially dock (steamer) pavilions, old boathouses and historic churches. He also has been deeply involved in creating personal commissions of Muskoka homes and cottages in all media. His work can be found in homes and businesses in the USA, the UK, the Netherlands as well as across Canada.

Prior to 2000, Michael was a high school art teacher, and spent 18 years as Visual Arts Department Head at several secondary schools in the Durham region. He has studied at the Universities of Toronto, Western Ontario, Guelph, Ontario College of Art and Design, Centennial, George Brown and Durham Colleges as well as at UBC and Emily Carr College of Art and Design.

He has taught visual art courses all over Ontario and has offered several art courses in Muskoka.

No Sailing Today by Michael Woodside

Michael Woodside
No Sailing Today

11” x 14”, Watercolour

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