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Some of our Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery:

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Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery

Down To Earth Art Gallery has or have had original paintings by a truly impressive list of artists. From a number of Group of Seven members, to Maud Lewis and Norval Morrisseau. This list is outside of the artists that we exhibited regularly or periodically over our 22 years. Sometimes it has only been one painting by a particular artist, other times we have been fortunate enough to have multiple pieces by the same artist. All are very collectible, most come to us from people downsizing their lives, or clients simply changing up their private collections. We always require good provenance with any artwork so our customers can be confident with their purchases. Down To Earth Art Gallery guarantees the authenticity of every painting that we sell.

The list is always changing on our Noteworthy section of our website, so check it out often. If you’re looking for a particular artist’s work let us know, we keep a list of art that our clients are interested in. Paintings often don’t make it to our website, they are spoken for as we receive them.

To see a list of artists that we have or have had, click here.

Deep In Thought By William Winter

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This is an original pen and ink on paper, measuring 8 x 11 inches; 14 x 17 inches outside of the frame.

William Arthur Winter


William Winter was born in Winnipeg 1906 studying art under Frank H Johnson and Lionel LeMaine Fitzgerald, both members of the Group of Seven, at the Winnipeg School of Art from 1923-1929.From 1930-1935 he continued studying art and did commercial art at Brigden’s in Winnipeg .He moved to Toronto in 1937 and established an advertising firm with Lesley Wookey and Jack Bush where Winter painted cover illustrations for “New World Illustrated” after establishing the advertising firm of Wookie, Winter,Bush in Toronto .

By 1948 Winter’s work was being praised in shows as having rich , jewel like colours and being a“ timeless psychological study ” of youth.

By 1955 he was an independent artist and was gaining attention especially after an acquisition in 1955 by the National Art Gallery titled “The Multitude”

By 1960 he was involved in many commissions for industry as well as aid societies.He said of his subject matter in 1967 “I paint with a great deal of nostalgia. I paint my own boyhood” Winters paintings were appreciated for their sensitive depiction of the attitudes and habits of children and youth in lively colourful works.

By 1960 Winter was teaching drawing and painting at the Ontario Collage of Art and The Artist’s Workshop, both in Toronto . He was also traveling to paint in Italy 1963, and Spain 1965, as well as Greece and Mexico in 1966.

He had a dozen solo exhibits from 1948 – 1988 from Alberta to Quebec . All this while, he was participating in group shows in 1945, Canadian Group of Painters and from 1945-63, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1983, and Canadian Pictures 1951in Vancouver Art Gallery .

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Some names of Noteworthy Artists not regularly available to our gallery that we have or have had.

  • Norval Morrisseau 1932-2007 (Creator of the Woodland style of art)
  • Franz Johnston 1888 -1949 (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • Arthur Lismer 1885-1969 (Original Member of The Group of Seven)
  • A.Y. Jackson 1882-1974 (Original member of the Group of Seven)
  • A.J. Casson 1898-1992 (Became a member of The Group of Seven in 1926)
  • J. W. Beatty 1869-1941 (Contemporary of the Group of Seven)
  • Maud Lewis 1903-1970 (Folk Artist)
  • Everett Lewis 1893-1979 (Maud’s husband)
  • Joe Norris  1924-1996 (Folk Artist)
  • Charlie Norris 1929-2013 (Brother to Joe)
  • William Winter
  • Joseph Purcell
  • Tom Forrestall
  • William DeGarthe
  • Anthony Law
  • John Cook
  • Trudy Doyle
  • Charles Beauregarde
  • Charles Hannaford
  • Al Chaddock
  • Steven Rhude
  • Fred Trask
  • Duke Redbird
  • Heather Lawson (Stonemason)
  • Peter Rankin
  • Leon Dolice
  • James G. Tyler, 1855-1931
  • Arthur Lloy, 1929-1986
  • Frederick Arthur Verner, 1836-1928
  • Lucius O’Brien 1832-1899
  • Roy Thomas 1949-2004
  • Eddy Cobiness 1933-1996
  • Robert Harris 1849-1919
  • Suzanne Chrysler MacDonald
  • Greg MacEwan (Mi’kmaq Basket Artist)
  • Joe Arsenault ( Stone Carvings)
  • James Lumbers 1929-


J. Franklin Wright
Renowned Marine Artist
Alan Syliboy
Mi’kmaq Artist
Kate Georgallas
Expressive Realism
Noteworthy Artists That Aren’t Regularly Available To Our Gallery
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  • Norval Morrisseau
  • J.E.H. MacDonald
  • Frederick Arthur Verner
  • J.W. Beatty
Pierre Nadeau
Wilda Kaiser
Landscapes and Seascapes
Bill Rogers
Watercolor and Oil
Cori MacInnis
Darren Julian
Mi’kmaq Artist
Canadian Inuit Carvings
Bonnie Brugger
Glass Art