Artwork by Randolph Parker,  Mosquito Point (Town Island, Lake of the Woods)

Randolph Parker
Mosquito Point (Town Island, Lake of the Woods)

acrylic on board
signed lower right; signed, titled, dated 2021 and inscribed on the reverse:

“After circling Town Island, we (Bill Mayberry and me) came across this wonderful rock out cropping on the east side of the island. It has a rugged wilderness feel and a very unique rock feature and an undisturbed quality about it.”

14 x 20 ins ( 35.6 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00

Price Realized $7,200.00
Sale date: April 19th 2022

Private Collection, Winnipeg
Recognizing the importance of Town Island in the Lake of the Woods ecosystem, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Canada's leading land conservation organization, with the help of grass roots stakeholders, struck a deal with the City of Kenora to acquire the undeveloped part of Town Island and save it from development risk. Fundraising for the acquisition is on-going and nearing completion. But for a children's summer camp which has operated on a small portion of the west side of the Island for 70 years, the Island will remain the largest, undeveloped piece of land in the northern basin of the lake.

With the acquisition, the island will remain a sanctuary for eagles, unique flora and fauna, significant fish spawning, and remain available for the public and its historic users for wilderness camping.

Proceeds from the sale of this painting, including Cowley Abbott’s selling commission, will go to the NCC in support of the Keep Town Island Wild Campaign.

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Randolph Parker

Randolph was born in 1954 and grew up in Huntsville, Ontario. He became serious about drawing and painting at a very early age. His formal art training began at Mt. Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He later attended the Banff Centre and continued to study at York University in Ontario. He studied under such eminent instructors as David Silverberg, Takao Tanabe, Paul Sloggett, and Ken Carpenter. Randolph has taught art and art history at both the Ottawa School of Art and the Ottawa Board of Education. Parker is an artist with a strong ability to create in oil, acrylic, and watercolour. From his Salt Spring Island studio he creates his panoramic vistas inspired by the Canadian landscape.