Bancroft Studio Tour

Artists 2022

Amy Doole

Amy creates functional stoneware pottery. Her work is nostalgic and playful with bright and earthy colours, sculptural elements, unique textures and vintage images.
613-334-7967 •
23 Fitzgerald Crt., Maynooth.  From Highway 62 in Maynooth turn south on Church St. Cross Young St. to Fitzgerald Crt. Last house on left.

Stephanie Park
Stephanie creates original wheel- thrown and hand built pottery using time-honoured techniques. Her work is inspired by the natural world and the beauty of the wild landscapes of the region.
613-639-3497 ••  @spark_pottery

Stephanie is a guest at Amy’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.


Patrick Doherty
painter (oil)

Painting since 1990, throughout his career he has experimented with various media, finding much satisfaction combining unusual objects with traditional formats. As an urban native, Patrick continues to evolve creatively, but has strong roots in his childhood traditions.

737 Lakeview Rd, off Hwy 28E left at Clear Lake Rd to Lakeview Rd. Located at the northeast corner of Lakeview Rd and Clear Lake Rd.


Joanna Hankus
quilter/ mosaic artist

Joanna is a versatile artist who specializes in quilts and mosaics. Her work mixes different media, combining old and new materials.  She assembles tesserae or fabrics into new, colourful compositions.
905-808-8383 • joartsylife

24 Cleak Ave, Bancroft.  In Bancroft take Hwy62/Hastings St N, turn right on Madawaska St, before No Frills.  First right on Cleak Ave.


Lyle Collins
wood artist

Lyle creates one of a kind salt and pepper mills and shakers from tree branches sourced on his property.  He lets MotherNature do the design and he produces unique end tables and stands, charcuterie boards, burl lamps, coat racks, mug tress and more!
613-332-4631 •
616 Bronson Rd. Bancroft.  Hwy 28E to Bronson Rd, first left after iron bridge. OR Hwy 62S, left on Quarry Rd, right on Bronson Rd.

May van Roon
painter (acrylic, pastel)
With a passion for colour, shape &contrast, May brings an abstract and expressionist approach to painting her favourite subjects inspired by nature.  Birds and flowers, done in acrylic and chalk pastels with a play on words in the title of each painting.
519-716-5022 •
May is a guest at Lyle’s studio.


William Kafka
stone sculptor
William works the natural essence of his stone, using only hand tools to form sculpture that is simple in form.  The stone, from Zimbabwe, is unique in colour, texture and his work is created outdoors overlooking the waters of L’Amable Creek.
613-902-2070 •
533 Bay Lake Rd.  From Bancroft, follow Hwy 62S (about 7km) to Bay Lake Rd, across from Detlor Rd. Turn right and travel for 3KM.  A sign will be on your left.


Nancy McKinnon
painter (oil, acrylic)
Nancy is a landscape painter who is truly inspired by the raw beauty surrounding us. Her technique incorporates bold brush strokes and vibrant colours.  Her media of choice are acrylics and oils.
613-334-6478 •
Nancy is a guest at William’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.


Karen Istead
glass artist
Working in fused and stained glass, Karen captures the light reflecting from water, sky and trees.  See her glass work displayed in her new bunkie on Baptiste Lake
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 Towe, a painter and mixed media artist, has an innate sense of colour uses a quirky interplay between humour and darkness.
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
The rural setting of Barbara’s home is surrounded by forests, waters and wetlands.  These elements of nature inspire her to paint these natural landscapes.
613-334-9502 • Barbara Allport

Barbara is a guest at Freddie’s studio.

Carol Towe
An oil painter working primarily in landscapes and still life. “My goal is to try to find a sense of mystery in my subject, with the use of light and perspective.”
416-534-9562 •

Carol is a guest at Freddie’s studio.


Ken Balmer
painter (oil, acrylic)
The Gallery at High Falls.  Wildlife paintings capturing both likeness and Orenda, the essential spirit of each crature.  Come see a mix of realistic, bold colour and abstract interpretations.
520-331-7286 •

190 Herschel River Road.  Take South Baptiste Lake Rd, from either Y Rd or Hwy 62, to Ray Rd. Turn right. Another right in about 1km on Herschel River Rd – straight on into the driveway.