SPRING BAY—The Perivale Gallery will open for its 41st season on May 20, featuring a collection of new works by Ivan Wheale.
Nature’s Symphony, an exhibition and sale of the newest works of Mr. Wheale, will open Friday May 20 at the gallery and will continue until the gallery’s season closing on September 18.
Ivan Wheale’s watercolour and oil paintings are strong studies in realism, capturing the atmosphere, texture and nature of the Northern Ontario landscape.
Mr. Wheale was born in Sunderland, England in 1934 and settled in Canada in 1957. After living in Sudbury for a number of years, he moved to Manitoulin Island in 1975 where he now lives and works. Ivan is a self-taught artist whose work appears in numerous public and corporate collections including the Queen’s Collection, Windsor Castle; the Government of Ontario, Ottawa and the Lieutenant Governor’s at Queen’s Park, Toronto. He is the recipient of many awards, including an honourary degree from Laurentian University, the Rotary International Paul Harris award and the Canada Council.
Mr. Wheale was listed in the American Artists Survey of Leading Contemporaries in 1989. He has held over 94 solo exhibits including three touring exhibitions circulating through Ontario and a five-year retrospective at the Centennial Museum, Sheguiandah. He has also contributed to over 65 group exhibitions. Ivan’s writing includes The Artists Conception, Manitoulin Expositor, 1985, and a five-year weekly television programme in Sudbury. He was one of the annual founders of the LaCloche Country Art Show.
He is a past member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Canadian Artists. He was an art instructor at Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Elliot Lake School of Fine Arts, Cambrian College, the Ontario Arts Council and Laurentian University. Ivan Wheale has been a featured artist at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island since 1981. Now in his 88th year, he paints daily, celebrating the beauty of Northern Ontario.
Ivan Wheale will be in attendance at the gallery to welcome visitors to his show on Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 pm. Masking and the following of COVID protocols is encouraged.
The images of the works to be featured in this exhibition will be uploaded to Perivale Gallery’s website perivalegallery.com/ivan-wheale/ by 7 am the morning of the opening May 20. Inquiries and sales will be welcomed as of 7 am by calling 705-210-0290.
Perivale Gallery’s 2022 hours are as follows: open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 17, and then 10 am to 5 pm daily until September 18. For more information you can call 705-210-0290.