Trip to France

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Roadside Painters – Mother & Daughter
Lucy Manley & Olga Szaranski – March 30 to April 30, 2016

A Joint Show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Ave., Bancroft, Ont. K0L 1C0, 613-332-1542. Opening Reception at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 1, 2016, at which time artists will be present.

How our Relationship and Painting Together have Influenced our Work

Starting out as studio artists, we soon found that landscapes were our calling. We eagerly studied plein air painting and took many workshops from artists we admired. In turn over the next thirty years, we have been painting side by side as ‘Roadside Painters’. We travel the roads, scanning for potential compositions before setting up to paint. We each find our own preference at the site. However, in inclement weather we use our pochade painting boxes and set up inside our vehicle. As we work we in turn spur each other on and are mentors to each other. Our many outings all over Ontario, and trips to the east and west coast of Canada captured the rural scene and also the wilderness landscape. This will be the content of our exhibit but only focusing on Ontario sites.

‘The Way It Was’ is mother’s memoir of her early life in the Ukraine and includes her experiences at the forced labour camp in Germany during the war. She will have copies of this book available for sale at the Opening and during the show.

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP – MARCH 17, SUNDAY – will be offered at the Art Gallery of Bancroft by Lucy Manley; please contact the gallery for info.

Wash Day in Whitney by Lucy Manley


Knox United Church Dorset by Olga Szaranski




‘Into The Woods’

Recent Large New Works

Lucy will have a solo show at the Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, Ontario


Opens Saturday, October 10, 2015  in the Rotunda and continues to March 31, 2016


Gallery on the Lake Thanksgiving’