The work of artist Bill Whittaker will be on display at Artists on Elgin during the month of June.
“A View of Nature” will showcase various paintings with stunning landscapes from Georgian Bay and Killarney.
Whittaker enjoys painting Georgian Bay the most because of the memories he has created there throughout the years.
The majority of his paintings are three dimensional and he uses acrylic gel, molding paste, wood or styrofoam to create depth and structural perspective.
Whittaker has been painting since 1990 but prior to painting he gained fame as an expert decoy carver under the tutelage of master caver Orest Andrews. Functional hunting decoys eventually evolved into decorative bird carvings.
In 1986, Whittaker was commissioned to carve Hooded Mergansers which were presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she officially opened Science North. Through retirement Bill has pursued his passion for carving using soap stone.
The exhibit can be viewed at Artists on Elgin from June 1-27. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, June 8 from 1-4 p.m. to meet the artist.
Artists on Elgin is located at 168 Elgin St., and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.