Welcome to the Art Gallery of Stephen Emms - I live in Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario, Canada. I am a watercolour/acrylic artist and photographer. My subject matter is really not limited, but reflects the beauty of the natural world we live in. I have worked my entire life in the outdoors as a Conservation Officer, often in remote locations, which has contributed to my understanding of the natural world. I love to spend my days out in the world capturing everything living or not in the natural world. Art and photography for me, is both relaxing and exhilarating and every picture is moment of wonder. I am fortunate to live where I do with access to Lake Superior and the wilderness of Northwestern Ontario. In my opinion Lake Superior with it's vastness, untouched beauty, history, weather and dangers make it one of the greatest places in the world. Thank you for spending your time viewing my artwork and please comment or like any of my work you particularly enjoy.
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A realistic style, with influence of the Canadian Group of Seven and Tom Thompson.
Primarily Canadian landscapes and the environment, particularly of Northwestern Ontario, and Lake Superior.
You can have your favorite location painted for you. This is a painting of a the shipwreck Pesuta on a remote beach of Haida Gwaii. Custom painting done for the individual photographing the wreck.
I will do custom artwork, price is reflective of the size and complexities of the subject.
All you need to do is supply a good photograph of the subject you desired to be painted. Once this is done we will communicate to decide the size and pricing of the original artwork.
Commissioned artwork is a interpretation of the image artistically, it is not intended to be an “exact copy” of the image. That is what a photograph is for. The painting will be a reflection of my artist style, like the above painting done for a couple of a favorite spot. You will forever have a unique piece of art with a personal meaning for you and others to enjoy.
A couple walking in solitude on a remote beach, Lake Superior. Art that means something to you.
The painting will not be an exact duplication, it is an interpretation that will depict the scene and the subject in watercolour.
Auctioned painting for fundraising at the center.
Thunder Bay Art Gallery Selections
Available on request for all images on website, all you have to do is contact me.
This is a watercolor painting of a Aboriginal spearhead found in Quetico Provincial Park, Northwestern Ontario. The park commissioned a number of paintings for their interpretative program. These paintings are now on display throughout the park. Prints and cards are available on this website.
Prince of Wales public school was built in 1876 in Barrie Ontario Canada. It was closed in 2011 and the property sold in 2016. This small school had special meaning and memories to many. This painting was done for one of those people.
Warrior Hill, Lac La Croix. Quetico Provincial Park is a large granite rock hill rising over 300 meters from the shoreline of Lac la Croix. History says that Ojibwa used the hill for many purposes such as a lookout for enemies such as the Dakotas, and testing for young men. To test their worth Ojibwa warriors would run up to the top of the hill to retrieve an item and then back down, the first to dive into the lake would win the contest. This site was also used by the Ojibwa for vision quests. The left side are some canoeists that give persective of the size of this rock.
Galleries showing and selling my Artwork
Yes you can have a painting done from your favorite picture.
This painting was done to celebrate the 125 years of natural resources enforcement by Ontario Conservation Officers.
Swamp Spider Web. (20 x 24) $ 440.00. Early morning in a swamp near Armstrong Ontario
All watercolor artwork is done on Arches manufactured pure cotton fiber paper, paper so durable that the artwork will remain beautiful and vibrant for centuries without conservation. All prices are in Canadian Dollars. Framing is available upon request. Note: Quetico paintings are available as prints and cards only!
Do you have a favorite scene that you want to remember? Why not have a one of a kind original painting you can display and enjoy for years to come. Cost for paintings will be reflective of the size, and quantity desired.
Purchasing an existing original painting is reflective of the size and the complexity of the subject. Prices are listed for some paintings. Please contact me if you are interested in the purchase of an original.
Prints can be purchased on the websites displayed, however if you would like to purchase prints from me directly you can do so by contacting me. All prints are done on archival paper. Prints are available for all artwork displayed. Shipping costs are not included.
8 x 10 = $20.00
11 x 14 = $30.00
16 x 20 = $60.00
Custom order for larger prints.
Greeting cards of your favorite paintings are available. This includes conservation card paper and envelope in a sealed bag.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, inquire about a project, or to simply ask about any of my artwork. Thank you for visiting my site.
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
By appointment only