Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program
We're committed to preserving the artistic legacy of Killarney Provincial Park. Its hills and lakes are a popular place for painting, sketching and photography. The Park inspired several paintings by members of the Group of Seven including A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael and A. J. Casson. We invite you to enhance your artistic skills and connect with nature!
2021 Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program
The annual Artist in Residence program provides free art lessons in the Park. Each summer, lessons are conducted en plein air and cater to a variety of skill sets and age groups.
We are excited to share the 2021 Marguerite Raper Artist in Residence Program is planned for this summer season thanks to a generous donation.
Marguerite (Marg) Raper (1921 - 2017) 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.
Thank you to all who submitted applications to the program for the 2021 season. We will be in touch with those selected by the end of May.