Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program
The annual Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence program provides free art lessons in Killarney Provincial Park. Each summer, lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.
2021 Program Details
The 2021 Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program is taking place thanks to a generous donation by the Raper family. We are excited to welcome this year's artists and hope you will join us.
Please Note: This programs requires advanced sign-up prior as space is limited. Please contact us, or stop by the Outpost to book your spot.
Eric tremblay - July 4, 9 &16
Last year I was fortunate enough to escape to Killarney during the early breaths of the pandemic. I was hired on as a gate attendant and consequently took the opportunity to paint on my time off. I quickly fell in love with the area.
My time at Sheridan's illustration program helped me capture the majesty of the area. I want to pass down this love for the park unto visitors of the area.
MICHAEL NEERHOF - AUGUST 10-13
Thrilled to be one of the Artists-in-Residence at Killarney this summer, Michael Neerhof is a graduate of the well-known School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in Art History. Since 2008, he has been teaching as a Visual Arts and Science instructor, most recently with the Upper Grand District School Board.
JIM MORLOCK - August 16-20
My first trip to Killarney Provincial Park was late summer of 1963 when the Park was still preparing to open to the public. Killarney seemed like the perfect place to paint. My father took me on many of his painting field trips. When I was 11 or 12 years old I was bitten by the artistic bug. I chose oils, even though my father was a water colour artist. I liked the bright colours.
Christy A. smith - August 23-27
I am a plein air landscape impressionist artist. I work in pastel chalk, graphite, watercolours and acrylics. I live in rural Sudbury. I paint scenes in Sudbury, Killarney, Georgian Bay, Algonquin Park mostly. I paint outside in 4 seasons.I am an experienced woods women, hiking and canoeist. I have been painting for over 40 yrs.
Remembering Marguerite Raper (1921-2017)
Marguerite (Marg) Raper was, amongst many things, a talented lifelong amateur artist who very much appreciated the work of the Group of Seven.
She had a love of nature which was featured in many of her art works and which also brought her (and her husband Roy) to Killarney Provincial Park, always with a sketchbook close at hand.
Marg would be pleased to know that amateur artists with a similar love of nature are being supported in her memory.