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Portrait of Danielle Gardner


Danielle is compelled to paint the journey of our world

and has the passion to teach compassion for that world.

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philosopherswalk – The Art of Danielle Gardner OCT, BFA Hons.

Freeland Lake Portage into George


Summer Lessons offered in Killarney Provincial Park

"I am fascinated by the jewel-box that is Killarney, Ontario. This place speaks of wonder and strength. The survival of majestic trees growing against all odds in wind-carved granite and quartz; of their lace-like screen reflecting to the water. How I admire these earth elements and their of our own journey through this world. My motive is to authentically paint moments of time these epic vistas, so that others can enjoy and help preserve these spaces for future generations."

Year round, Danielle frequents the park via snowshoeing, skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking with her family. Each season bringing its own unique panorama waiting to be explored.

Legacy artist of the Group of Seven, Danielle Gardner's passion is painting the Ontario landscape en plein air. Danielle teaches in Southwestern Ontario in the Thames Valley District School Board. Danielle works in an impressionistic style focusing on the colour and movement of trees, rocks and water through different seasons. Similar to Tom Thomson, she builds up her pieces with layers of underpainting that show through, to warm the final piece; each piece, its own journey.

Experience windows onto Ontario's Landscapes in your home. All work is for sale and commissions, workshops and private lessons are available. The philosopherswalk studio is open year round by appointment. Find your confidence in art through practicing fine art with Danielle. Inquire about Art Retreats or private lessons at philosopherswalk north, in Killarney Ontario where Danielle spends time as an Artist in Residence in Killarney Provincial Park.

This summer, Thursdays are ART DAYS!

Each Thursday, Danielle volunteers at 9:30-11:30am to teach different techniques in watercolour to campers of all ages, sign up at The Outpost! Maximum 20 people. Our rain plan is located at "The Dog House" in the Ranger's station located behind the Observatory. All supplies are provided by the NHE and the Friends of Killarney Park. Donations to the park are always accepted.

Danielle teaches on Thursday Nights from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Killarney Mountain Lodge - $65 includes your lesson, all supplies and a delicious nibbely dinner! Minumum 5 & Maximum 30! Each week is a different painting. Call to pre-register: 1-800-461-1117.

Summer Sales:

Killarney Mountain Lodge - original paintings

Sportsman's Inn - new ceramics

Killarney Outpost - original paintings, cards, prints, & ceramics

La Cloche Art Show - original paintings

Backstreet Gallery, Noelville - original paintings

Perivale Art Gallery July 22 - painting

Tom Thomson & The Group of Seven

2017 Killarney Art Show & Sale

July 29 and 30, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Hall (in the community centre complex)
56A Charles Street, Killarney, ON
Free admission. Donations to the Friends welcomed.​


Killarney Art Show & Sale Paint Out 2017

July 28, 2017 | 12 to 2 p.m. | Killarney Mountain Lodge
Join us on the Friday before the Art Show for a live "en plein air" painting demonstration. Come meet the artists and see them in action as they capture Killarney's beautfiul landscape through art. Featured artists include: Danielle Gardner, David Doyle, Jim Morlock and Gordon Swatkow, and Andrew Gallagher.

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