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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.

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Gordon E. Payne, "The Dingle, Halifax, N.S."

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Original acrylic on board measuring 24 x 18 inches. The price includes the liner and frame combination. Free packing and shipping in North America with this item.

Gordon Eastcott Payne

( 1890 ~1978)

Gordon Payne was first introduced to art by his uncle, William St. Thomas Smith (1862-1947) while at work at his easel. Formal studies began at the age of nineteen, when he entered the Albright Art Gallery School in Buffalo . Next, he studied at the Ontario College of Art, Toronto (1910-14) under George Reid, William Cruikshank and Robert Holmes.

Upon graduation, World War One broke out, and he spent the next four years as a signals officer in the Canadian military. He completed his art education at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art in 1920.

As an artist, he became known throughout Canada for his landscapes and still life paintings and watercolours. As a graphic artist, he displayed the same qualities of serenity and lyricism in his linocuts and etchings. He was a full member of the Art League of Ontario (1919), the Graphic Arts Society (1921), the Ontario Society of Artists (1925) and the Society of Canadian Painters-Etchers and Engravers (1946).

He was an influential teacher, being a regular instructor at the Doon School of Fine arts (1946-50), and he also operated Toronto’s largest private art school (Payne School of Fine Art) from 1946 – 1958.

His affection for the eastern seacoast of Nova Scotia provided him captivating subjects for years, and he could often be found by locals and visitors alike sketching and painting his favorite vistas.

His art is included in the collections of The Art Gallery of Edmonton , Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery , and the Art Gallery of Ontario , Toronto . His images have also found their way into many private as well as international collections.

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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