Bancroft Studio Tour

Artists 2021

Lyle Collins
wood worker

Lyle creates one-of-a-kind salt and pepper mills and shakers from tree branches sourced on own property. He produces unique live edge tables, charcuterie boards, lamps, coat racks and more!
613-332-4631 •
616 Bronson Rd. From Bancroft, Hwy 28 E to Bronson Rd, first left after iron bridge.

Andrew Edgar
stone carver/painter
Andrew’s sculptures and paintings are inspired by Canadian wilderness. He carves soapstone, marble and alabaster into objects inspired by nature. His bright acrylic paintings represent Bancroft and Algonquin Park surroundings.
Andrew is a guest at Lyle’s studio.

Rene/Elaine Butikofer
wood artists
Rene and Elaine’s unique wooden bowls are turned on an antique metal lathe, mostly from burls, grown in the Bancroft area. You can see it in action during the tour.
613-332-0790 •
151 Reid Rd. From Bancroft, follow Hwy 28S approx 4 km to Reid Rd, Turn left, drive .7 km to 151. From Peterborough, follow Hwy 28N to Reid Rd, 1 km past Kawartha Dairy. Turn right to 151.

Nancy McKinnon
painter (oil, acrylic)
Nancy is a vibrant landscape painter who is experimenting with wildlife. Her media is oils and acrylics. Come check out her NEW stunning studio 15 feet from the shore of Baptiste Lake.
613-332-6858 • 613-334-6478 •
80A Ponacka Rd.  From Bancroft take Hwy 62N, left on South Baptiste Lake Rd approx 16 km, right on Clark Rd approx 1.7 km, right on Storey Rd approx 1.4 km, right on Ponacka Rd.

Karen Istead
glass artist
Karen’s glass creations capture the dazzling light that reflects upon the natural environment of our Northern area in North Hastings.
613-332-0504 • Karen Istead Glass Artist
68 Golden Shores Rd. From Bancroft, go North on 62 Hwy to South Baptiste Lake Rd. Go approx 6 km to Golden Shores Rd and stop at #68.

Freddie Towe
Freddie’s innate sense of colour, rhythm, animation and the quirky interplay between humour and darkness are evident in her work.
416-534-9562 • freddie towe
116 Herschel River Rd Hwy 62 north to South Baptiste Lake rd, right on Ray Rd.,right on Herschel River Rd.

Ken Fraser
A self-taught painter/sculptor, Ken loves creating playful images that capture the wonder of the world around us. Painting on old wood and creating sculptures from clay and found materials.
613-334-5577 • @k.fray
Ken is a guest at Freddie’s studio.

Barbara Allport
Inspired by both interior and exterior landscapes, Barbara recreates the deep feelings of these special places and spaces in her acrylic paintings.
613-334-9502 •
Barbara is a guest at Freddie’s studio.

Ketha Newman
painter (watercolour, mixed media), printmaker
Enjoy the spectacular view from an off-grid hilltop studio.  Ketha’s mixed media paintings, watercolours and Lino block prints are inspired by life in the backwoods and infused with magical realism.
613-334-9686 • Ketha Newman Artist
488 East Rd., 20 minutes from Bancroft or Maynooth. Take Musclow-Greenview Rd. from Hwy 62 (at Bird’s Creek or Maple Leaf) to East Rd.

Teena Surma
Doll artist
Teena uses paper-clay and fabric to create one-of-a kind dolls.  Her artwork includes dolls, animals, and other creations from her imagination.  Each piece has its own unique personality and emotion.
613-334-7929 • thefancifuldoll
Teena is a guest at Ketha’s studio.

Amy Doole
Amy creates functional stoneware pottery. The work is nostalgic and whimsical with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage image transfers.
613-334-7967 •
*New location: 23 Fitzgerald Court, Maynooth. In Maynooth, turn on Church Street, right on Young Street and immediate left on Fitzgerald Crt. Last house on the left.