Rails End is gradually re-opening to the public over the next month.
Centrally located in Haliburton Village's vintage rail station, we showcase work by Canadian artists and artisans in our gallery shop. The space itself was the waiting area and ticket office of the Grand Trunk Haliburton Station circa 1900 and many of the textures and design features are still there for visitors to appreciate. We present a few samples here from the collection, but you really must visit when you are in Haliburton County. All works are sold on consignment with local Artist members.
SHOPPING OPTIONS - STAGE II Ontario COVID19 Re-opening
Our staff are happy to facilitate your shopping from a distance by appointment via your mobile device or in person from behind the sales counter. Safely, Style and Service with a Smile is our motto. The window displays are a sight to behold and we hope you will come and browse them next time you visit Head Lake Park.
STAGE II Protocols for In Person Shopping and Gallery Visits in effect as of July 4, 2020
Public Hours: Friday and Saturday 12 til 3:45 pm
Members Only Viewing by Appointment: Thursdays 12 til 3:45
Lead by example. All visitors are required to
wear a mask and sanitize both hands.
Verbally provide contact information to staff for COVID tracing purposes.
Washrooms are closed.
If you are making a purchase use a credit or debit card.
Cash donations are received at the Donation Box in the Main Gallery.
Thank you for supporting Canadian Artists and Makers and for shopping locally.
Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre is a proud member of Craft Ontario, Ontario Association of Art Galleries, Ontario Museums Association, Arts Council Haliburton Highlands and Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce.
We have a wide selection of handcrafted gifts and original for the home or cottage made by Canadian Artists in the Haliburton region.
Finely crafted ceramics - one of a kind bowls, mugs, platters and vases.
Upcycled glassware by Artech Glass Blowing Studios, a traditional glassblowing studio nestled in the Highlands of Ontario, Canada producing great upcycled glass tableware and handmade barware.
All Cherry boards, natural oil finish. For entertaining and general use, available in many sizes.
Original paintings and reproductions.
I have a deep interest in creating....working with various mediums, mainly watercolour, acrylic, graphite, I started out drawing portraits when I was quite younundation that I built upon, my next step wMy goal today is to try to share my work as much as possible. I believe the job of an Artist is to help introduce some beautiful culture to our everyday lives.
Digital art, all occasion cards and photography.
I studied Fine Arts at Redeemer College and Ceramics at Sheridan College. Now I live in Haliburton, off-grid, with my husband and our dog. I painted abstract oils, but since developing an allergy to the paints, I've been doing abstract digital art and photography. My inspiration comes from how I see and feel an image and what I am experiencing at the moment.
I am an off-grid digital artist.
L & N Beadworks is Louise Outtrim and Nicki Brazier-Hagarty. Traditional beading, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and cuffs for all occasions.
Gorgeous watercolours by award winning local Artist Gord Jones.
Mixed media visual art, encaustic paintings and magnets.
Beeswax wraps made by Dani Stahle are a green alternative to plastic - and attractive too!
Natural Stone Malas and Bracelets by Kim Hird, co-owner of Kreative H'Art Planet with Adrienne Patterson.
Screen printed by hand by the Artist from her original drawings of local wildlife. Tea towels, small zippered bags and pouches.
Upcycled winter wear.
Featuring maps of the area with iconic imagery. Paintings, magnets and reproductions.
ARTIST CARDS in our online shop.
One of kind cases and handbags made from hand painted/printed and dyed canvas with leather accents.
Original acrylic paintings.
Delicate ink renderings of nature.
Susanne creates stoneware pottery, both hand-built and wheel-thrown, including mugs, bowls, and platters. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings in the Haliburton Highlands. Some pieces are imprinted with real pine boughs and pine cones, creating a true Haliburton souvenir. Others have the ever-popular dragonfly motif. Susanne has also developed a line of helpful pottery gifts for knitters. Her glazes are lead-free and food-safe, and reflect the colours of nature.
Darlene has resided in Mexico, Indonesia and Europe for extended periods of time. Upon returning to Canada and with the opportunity to oil paint, Darlene rediscovered her passion to paint and show her works.
If a tree falls in the forest I hear it. When it dies I bring it back to life by exposing it's inner beauty. I work with only fallen trees.
I am an observational artist. My paintings are scenes of everyday moments and experiences. I focus on capturing the essence of a subject rather than expressly copying the information I see in order to create a work that expresses a sense of time, place and feeling.
John teaches workshops on how to make drums as well as percussion instruments, including found materials such as durable PVC plumbing pipe. He facilitates drumming circles and soundscapes for people of all ages who respond to the call and the dance of the drumbeat. His passion is building traditional world drums including the African Djembe, Taiko drums made from PVC, Ashiko and Frame drums as well as drums and percussion instruments crafted from Hard Shelled Gourds.
Since my retirement (20 years ago) I have enjoyed learning to use and create watercolour pictures. My dear husband Jack does all the matting and framing. He loves using old barn wood and fallen rotten trees for the wood his frames. We are inspired by the places where we live and the places we travel to. It has been an incredible learning experience that is both exhilarating and humbling. Our greatest inspiration is the dear people we live, paint and work with.
I discovered that I was an artist, just like mom and grandmother before me, during a course with Lila Lewis Irving at the Haliburton School of the Arts. Since then I have explored watercolour crayons and acrylics and usually combine them to make paintings which illustrate quotations I like. My favourite ice cream is Kawartha Dairy peanut butter chocolate!! I also love to write out what I have learned from living life. I just completed a trilogy exploring the 3 aspects of Soul Misery- personal,
Emily Kearsley is a painter currently living in Stouffville, Ontario. She is self-taught and uses oil on canvas. She has exhibited in many Canadian Galleries and Art Shows in the Toronto area. Her work is nostalgic and brings the viewer memories and emotions from times gone by.
Working in stoneware and porcelain to create fun and functional items for both home and garden, Charlene uses the potter’s wheel, slabs and extrusions in her designs.
Lyn is a local potter who takes inspiration from nature. She is intrigued by texture and thrown and altered forms.
I have worked in different media over the years, but prefer acrylics for my Paint Parties and mural work! Happy Painting !!!
ARTIST CARDS in our online shop.
Luscious goat milk soaps; molded and bars. Simply perfect!
I have a natural ability to replicate what I see or create images from my imagination and worked in IT for 20 yrs. Now that I am retired and my kids are grown, I have the time for doing what I was meant to do that brings much joy to my soul. I saw along the way that my eyes continued to develop even if I wasn’t practicing my art. I defined myself as a drawer, not realizing I could paint till I tried it! I have a deep love for nature and photography.
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