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Art Landscapes

Algoma - Solemn Land

photographs by Gary McGuffin

by (author) Bryan Davies

Tagona Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Landscapes, Landscapes, Ontario (ON)
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    Publish Date
    May 2023
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Breathtaking nature photographs capturing the rugged beauty of Algoma and the en plein air work of seven artists.

In late September 2021, seven talented Canadian landscape painters travelled north to Ontario’s Algoma District for what would become a remarkable artistic triumph. Under the leadership of internationally acclaimed nature and conservation photographer Gary McGuffin, southern Ontario-based artists Peter Adams, James Aitken, Mark Berens, Jonathan Houghton, Paul Nabuurs, Andrew Peycha, and Peter Taylor explored the gorgeous Montreal River region from McGuffin’s Four Way Lodge, an iconic retreat ideal for contemplative, creative, kindred spirits. Canada’s famed Group of Seven made similar treks into the Algoma wilderness between 1919 and 1923, a place where one can feel an intense, mystical connection to its eternal spirit that inspired ‘Solemn Land’ and other world-renowned Canadian impressionism landscape works.

About the authors

Gary & Joanie McGuffin are internationally acclaimed explorers, conservationists, photographers, authors, and documentary filmmakers.

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Bryan Davies is a writer, historian, and creative works consultant. Author of several hundred articles spanning history, law, sport, and politics, Bryan and his Tagona Creative partner created Clergue’s Phoenix, a 2016 Canadian feature documentary film. Bryan is also founding partner of United Front Entertainment, a Canadian film distribution and content development enterprise. He lives in Whitby, Ontario.

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