“Wildflowers” by Tom Thomson

  • Wildflowers by Tom Thomson

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Mural Artist: Gerry Lantaigne 2010
Located on site at the Baysville General Store
Sponsored by: The Baysville Community Group

Tom Thomson painted a number of close up views of flowers, each one done in the same manner. The colours appear to be extremely bright and this is because Thomson filled the background in with black. This acts as a foil for the bright colours and really highlights the light. Most of Thomson sketches were started on a wooden panel that was completely painted with a yellow ochre colour. This colour can be seen in between the flowers and the black of the background.

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  • Address 18 Bridge St, Baysville ON
  • Category Tom Thomson
  • Location Baysville

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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