Biography of the Artist

Mary Lou Kuipers

Born in Toronto, I have been painting ever since I was a little girl. I graduated with a specialized honours degree in Visual Arts from York University in 1980. I am proud to be one of the Friends of South of 60 Arts Centre, a member and contributor to The Friends of Algonquin Park and a member of ECOAA (East Central Ontario Art Association).

I view my artistic work as a means of capturing the many moods of Canada's wilderness and rural landscapes. I am a semi-retired banker, and now have the time to devote to the love of my life: painting the natural landscapes of northern Ontario. My current work is inspired by the area around my in-laws' home on Lake Kamaniskeg and the Madawaska and Algonquin regions.

My artwork is small and charming. The medium is acrylic on canvas, using the vivid colors of nature to capture the true beauty of our Canadian landscapes.

I want to thank all my family and friends for their great support, and a special thanks to my husband, John Kuipers, for his help, photo inspirations and for creating my website. (Click here to view samples of John's photography.)



Opening day of the True Colours exhibit in the Algonquin Room, Algonquin Park, Sept. 2006

At the Madawaska Valley Arts & Crafts Festival, July 2005