“Spring in Algonquin Park” by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Community Mural 2012 by Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary Members, Staff, Family, Patients, Townspeople, and 2012 HAAO Central Region Conference Delegates
Located on site at the Huntsville District Memorial Hospital
Sponsored by: The Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary

This work by Tom Thomson is a classic example of his strange and intuitive use of colour to create a statement. The pinks and blues at the bottom are not a natural colour pallette in early spring, however they perfectly grab your attention and with the help of the vertical lines of the birch trees, push your eyes back up into the the blues of the lake and the background, which become the resting point of the sketch.

The Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary (HHA) members are a dedicated and hard working team of giving individuals who are an inspiration to the community. In 2012, the HHA engaged a group of community minded sponsors to donate the funding for this mural. The Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of men and women who volunteer in many areas of the Huntsville Hospital, and are integral to the daily operations of the hospital. As well, the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary is a fundraising organization for the hospital. Since 1955, the auxiliary has raised and donated over $1.5 million dollars for hospital equipment and patient care. This includes $300,000 for the Day Surgery Unit and $250,000 for the Digital Mammography Department.

If you would like to join this volunteer team of the Huntsville Hospital Auxiliary or make a donation to help support their causes please contact the Director of Volunteers at 705-789-0022 ext 2297 or visit www.maha.ca

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  • Address 100 Frank Miller Dr, Huntsville ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Huntsville

Artist Name : Tom Thomson

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Tom Thomson (1877-1917) was born in Claremont Ontario, and his family later to moved to Lieth in the Owen Sound area where he grew up. He spent a lot of time outdoors fishing and exploring his natural surroundings and had a keen interest in nature, learning about the native plants and animals of the area. He spent his young adulthood learning and training in business and graphic design, some of which was spent in Seattle, Washington where his brother operated a school of business. He returned to Toronto and got work in a commercial design house and worked under J.E.H. MacDonald. His love of the outdoors never left him, and after being encouraged by his boss and coworkers to take up painting, he ventured into Algonquin Park in 1912 with his paints and wooden panels. This would prove to be the turning point in his artist expression and in the history of Canadian art.

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