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The Books
of Art

contemporary artists wild with passion


by andrea hillo

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The Artists of Georgian Bay
Contemporary Artists, Wild with Passion

Designed & Published by Andrea Hillo
Edited by Leonard Pizzey
Foreword by Glen Loates

Honourary Artist George McLean

Cover Art by Arnold Nogy

The Artists of Muskoka
Contemporary Artists, Wild with Passion

Designed & Published by Andrea Hillo
Edited by Leonard Pizzey
Foreword by Roy MacGregor

The Lastword by Mendelson Joe

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Glen Loates, 1971

Glen Loates, Storms End. 20"x 27", Pastel on Paper.

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George McLean, Bobcat and Sparrow, 2017. 14"x 28"

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Robert Bateman foreword -  Artists of Al

"Tom Thomson discovered Muskoka around the same time he discovered the place for which he would become known: Algonquin Park. He was attracted by beauty – and not just the landscape but the lure of Miss Winnifred Trainor of Huntsville, who lived just down the street from us and whose sister, Marie, had married into our family.

Tom often painted around Huntsville. Winnie always maintained that perhaps his most famous painting of all, West Wind, was in fact painted after he’d walked out to the shores of Fairy Lake – not, as so often contended, in the wilds of Algonquin Park."

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Michael Dumas and Robert Bateman
Andrea Hillo and Robert Bateman Sept 201

Fellow artist and inaugural award recipient Michael Dumas presented the award at a fundraising event in Algonquin Park on September 14.


Renowned Canadian wildlife artists Michael Dumas and Robert Bateman in Algonquin Park at the 75th anniversary fundraiser for the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station on September 14, 2019, where Bateman was presented with the 2019 Algonquin Park Legacy Award by Dumas, the inaugural recpient of the award from the Algonquin Art Centre. Dumas also presented Bateman with a limited edition of "The Artists of Kawartha", the fourth art book in a series designed and published by Algonquin-area publisher Andrea Hillo.

Robert Bateman with Andrea Hillo, the Algonquin-area designer and publisher of the art book series The Artists of Algonquin, The Artists of Muskoka, The Artists of Haliburton Highlands, and The Artists of Kawartha. Bateman wrote the foreword for the first book in the series.

Art book paints picture of local artists

The Artists of Kawartha, published by Andrea Hillo, is one of a series of books showcasing artists and their art from various geographical areas. This one showcases the exceptional works of the exceptional artists who live in the Kawarthas, The Land Between, and displayed their work at the Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls in October and November.


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Art books, Artists, Artwork and Bouchettes in Fenelon Falls!

The official book launch for The Artists of Kawartha on October 13 at Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls was a resounding success.

Visitors to the lively event were able to purchase a book and have it autographed by most of the 32 artists whose work is featured in the coffee-table-style book. While enjoying delicious refreshments, guests mingled with artists and dignitaries, while viewing paintings by 30 of the book artists.

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About 200 people came out to celebrate The Artists of Kawartha book!
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Editor Leonard Pizzey, Publisher Andrea Hillo and Artist Michael Dumas with friends at The Artists of Kawartha book launch.

Karen Harding wins a place in a 3 day Robert Bateman seminar. Prize donated by Andrea Hillo

Book Launch in Haliburton  Village

Publisher Andrea Hillo and the Artists sign books at the 
Rails End Gallery book launch in the Village of Haliburton.
Photo by Darren Lum

Letter to The Haliburton County Echo

A Prized Prize 

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Article in The Highlander

The Artists of Haliburton Highlands Book Launch huge success!

Art, Food, Music and The Artists of Haliburton Highlands!
The Artists of Haliburton Highlands and Publisher Andrea Hillo launch book along with Stanley Russell Jazz Quartet and tasty treats all served with delicious art at the Rotary Park and Bandshell in Haliburton Village.

“The stunning full-colour reproductions of artwork by artists focusing on the Algonquin region are truly exquisite.”
Stephen Harper, Former Prime Minister of Canada

Robert Bateman Art Algonquin Park
Thomas Gainsborough was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Dulwich Gallery, The Artists of Algonquin

Bracebridge - Elke Scholz's Studio
Andrea Hillo , publisher of The Artists of Algonquin, a beautiful 11” x 12” hardcover book featuring 31 area artists, 71 pages, had a Bracebridge book launch at Elke Scholz's Studio, featuring  local artists, Carole Ann Thur, David Dawson, Elke Scholz, and Wendy Wallace and their art pieces from the book.

Mayor Graydon Smith honoured us with genuine words that warmed our hearts.
Dull scissors and sawing the red ribbon added some fun and humour.
David Friesen, Riverwalk Restaurant, wowed us with his amazing culinary skills! The tastes of fresh herbs, roasted vegetables and organic eggs delighted our palettes. The organic coffee by Diesel House Coffee Roasters was so popular we were making more! Thank you so much for supporting us and Andrea’s accomplishment in this project, The Artists of Algonquin! Over 90 people attended. Photo by Elke Scholz.

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Huntsville - The Art Space Galley
Dozens of artists gather for the launch of The Artists of Muskoka art book. The Artists featured in the book and publisher Andrea Hillo set up for their month long exhibit at the gallery in Huntsville and welcome guests and public to join them for the art show, incredible food, beverages and a special mini concert performance by Mendelson Joe!

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Muskoka MPP Norm Miller gave his personal congratulations to Andrea Hillo and other artists behind the book “The Artists of Muskoka” during a meeting at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa. The work of the artists was put on display at the Muskoka Place Gallery later on in September.

Belleville - John M. Parrott Gallery
The Artists of Algonquin group show at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery featuring work from the artists in the book opened June 6 - July 11.

Port Carling - The Artists of Muskoka Group Exhibit
This month in our gallery we have the Artists of Muskoka: an Exhibition of works from the "Artists of Muskoka" book. The book is also being sold on location! 34 Contemporary Artists Wild with Passion! This week is the last week that the artworks from the "Artists of Muskoka" exhibition will be hung in the gallery. Stop by to view the beautiful pieces covering our walls. They truly are quite the site!

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Eddie Le Page

Henry and John at Buckhorn Fine Art Fest
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“I will be certain to share these volumes with Laureen,
as I know she will appreciate the artworks
that you have chosen to include.”

Stephen Harper - Former prime minister of canada

We are the Artists

Shelley Beach  •  Joyce Burkholder  •  Donna Caldwell  •  Andrew Collett  •  David Dawson • Janet Stahle  •  Kathy M. Haycock 
Andrew Hillo Jr.  •  Kevin Hockley  •  Lori Kallay • David Kay  •  Mark Kulas  •  John Lennard  •  Chuck Lewis  •  Sandi Luck
Jay McCarten • Ingrid Monteith  •  Heather Inwood-Montrose  •  Corey Pietryszyn  •  Elke Scholz   •  Jane Selbie • Elizabeth Siegfried  Gertrud Sorensen  •  Linda Sorensen  •  Rob Stimpson  •  Eric Tenn • Carole Ann Thur  •  Catherine Timm  •  Sophia Tink 
Wendy Wallace  •  Wendy Wood • Krysia Bower  •  Matt Coles  •  Glenda Davies •  Roxanne Driedger • Dale Durnan  •  Marc De Groote  
Sue Evans  •  Judy Geller • Margo Gracey  •  Erika Harris  •  R.W. Haviland  •  Haysam Haytaoglu  •  Jane Jones • Jenny Kirkpatrick    Lynda Lynn  •  Janine Marson  •  Jeff Miller  •  Col Mitchell  •  Wendy Moses • Ron Murdoch  •  Nancy Ogle Gray  •  George Popadynec   Richard Robinson  •  Margot Snow • Shannon Stark  • Elisabeth Wallace  •  Susan Irons Ware • Danielle West  •  Pam Turner-Wong   Michael Woodside •  Terry Adair • Sarah Carlin - Ball • Carole Finn • Fuel Glassworks & Artech Studios • Tom Green • Susan Hay  Gwynneth Heaton • Pat Hemphill • Gerry Hogaboam • Gord Jones • Charles O’Neil • Rose Pearson • Barbara Joy Peel
Pat Reynolds • Arne Roosman • Studio Rose • Two Sisters Studio • Robert Van Nood
Leanne Baird • Neil Blackwell • Neil Broadfoot

Chuck Burns • Paul Chester • Sandy Cline • RoseMarie Condon • Kelly Dodge • Michael Dumas • Lori Dunn • Eugenie Fernandes

Henry Fernandes • David Foyn • James Andrew Goodliff • Clive Kay • Mark Kellett • Anne-Marie C. Kornachuk • Eddie Le Page

Markus Leydo • Brenda Little • Lucy Manley • Mary McLoughlin • Esperança Melo • Calvin Nicholls • Karen Richardson

Lois Robinson • Peter Rotter • David Smith • Jaan Teng • Joan Tovey • Alena Vyborna • Shawn Whalen

The Art of Ludmila 

Dr. Ludmila has been enamoured and obsessed with the natural world since she was a child. It’s ironic she discovered her gift to depict Nature’s many and diverse beings late in life.
Behold the paintings of Dr. Ludmila, self-taught artist.
Her mission? To awaken the wonder of children, all children, so they may witness Mother Nature’s creatures before humans obliterate all life forms.
This is a legacy of love and respect for Earth’s bounty.

Mendelson Joe
August 2012


Sunny Side Up at the Kozy Korner book launch! From Left: Maarten Steinkamp, Andrea Hillo, Steve Galea, Janet and Jim Tice

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About the Publisher:

Andrea Hillo lives in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada, near internationally known and loved Algonquin Provincial Park.
Andrea’s design passion and creative thinking have afforded her the privilege of working with some of Canada’s leading forces of art and culture, including author Roy MacGregor, artist/musician Mendelson Joe, and legendary naturalist/artist Robert Bateman.
Her work is bold and purposeful, much like her personality. She is an independent publisher and award winning graphic artist who puts her heart and soul into all her work.

Photo by Jenn Watt / QMI Agency

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