Fine Art

Original art by Canadian artists

Our Artists

Two Horse Gallery of Gifts is proud to represent four Canadian artists, working in a variety of media. These artists are exclusive to Two Horse—you won’t find their work anywhere else!

Julie Bowen

Painting

Julie Bowen, biologist and watercolour artist, is inspired by the many creatures and colours of Africa and North America. She seeks to capture the fleeting moments of birds and animals in their natural environment.

Julie has been painting in watercolour for more than a decade, but has been drawing birds and animals her whole life. Her background in biology has honed her skills of observation and her understanding of anatomy and animal behaviour, all of which she uses to capture moments that reveal something more about the subject of her art.

Please visit her website to see more of her work. Julie’s latest works are all available at Two Horse Gallery.

Michelle Dobbs

Jewellery

Originally from the East Coast, Michelle has lived in, and been inspired by, the natural beauty of Muskoka and the surrounding area for the last number of years. Her work showcases gemstones that are as natural as possible and demonstrates her true passion for wildlife and the natural elegance that Muskoka is known for.

With years of jewellery-based experience, Michelle brings her vast knowledge to every piece with an eye for detail and an excitement for design. Working exclusively with semi-precious gemstone beads, her creative designs capture the rugged beauty of nature. Seeking out rare and unusual gemstones she introduces her clients to an undiscovered world of minerals.

The combination of beads she uses are often unique and daring – just like the women she designs for!

Antje Gagne

Pottery

Born in Germany, Antje completed an apprenticeship in a salt-glaze pottery, followed by studies in Art and Design, first in Germany and later in Canada. After graduation she worked as a potter’s assistant for 10 years before opening her own studio in 2000.

Antje’s pottery is inspired by nature, which is reflected by her rich glazes and creative designs. Besides functional, durable stoneware pottery, she loves creating one-of-a kind sculptural vases, bowls and birdbaths.

Antje’s home and studio is located in Lafontaine, Georgian Bay, where she works as a full-time artist.

Robin Tapley

Photography

Robin Tapley is the onsite naturalist and wildlife photographer at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station within Algonquin Park. Driven by curiosity and a passion for adventure, Robin seeks to explore the diversity of our natural world and create new ways to share this with others.

As a professional naturalist, Robin is committed to educating the public on the importance of protecting and understanding the fragility of our natural surroundings.

Robin is the creator and professor of the new Adventure Expedition and Interpretive Leadership program at Fanshawe College. Robin designed the program to focus on wildlife interpretation, ecology, biology, guiding and outdoor leadership. All of Robin’s students graduate with a passion for sharing with others the wonder and beauty of nature.

Robin Tapley’s stunning wildlife photography is available exclusively through Two Horse Gallery.