artists

Olga Szaranski

Olga Szaranski Landscape Painting – Oil and Acrylic 1807 County Road #2, RR #1 Bailieboro, Ontario K0L 1B0 Telephone 705-939-6969 From early years, art has always amazed her. However, it wasn’t until later in life that she was able to pursue her interest in painting, once her family was raised and her retirement from the resort business afforded her more time. Her art education started with four years of evening courses at Sir Sandford Fleming College. Teachers included Edwin Matthews, Jack Hamer and Philip Webb. She also has attended many workshops organized by the ECOAA (East Central Ontario Art Association), with various instructors such as Poul Thrane, Pauline Holancin, Ron Leonard, Guttorn Otto and the Buckhorn School of Fine Art. She is an active member of the ECOAA where she has the position of Assistant Bulletin Editor. She takes an active part in many juried shows such as the ECOAA, Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation and the Visual Art Centre of Clarington. Her work has been accepted in juried shows where she has received awards. Some of her work hangs in the Art Rental Service at The Art Gallery of Peterborough where she is a member. She also is a member of KAGS (Kawartha Artists Gallery & Studio) as well as Peterborough Arts Umbrella in Peterborough where she exhibits her work three times a year. Currently her works are mainly in oils. Every painting is begun outside on location all year round, in all kinds of weather. Later in the studio she puts on the last touches. Her favourite subjects are the Canadian Landscape, old buildings, barns, sugar shacks, historical homes and homes that are in neglected condition. Olga finds history particularly intriguing, especially her love for old barns and sugar shacks, because they are disappearing very fast. Also she likes flowers and still life, which she paints in a traditional manner. Olga has painted full time since 1980 at her combined house and studio at 1807 County Road #2,five miles south of Peterborough at Bensfort Bridge. Her work is in many private collections in Canada and abroad as far away as England, United States, Holland, Germany, Norway and the Ukraine. Also her work has been purchased by Johnson and Johnson Medical Products Corporation.