Past Events

2018 Christmas Exhibit & Sale

An invitation to you and your friends to the 2018 Christmas Exhibition & sale of Recent Paintings by Lucy Manley.

Photo of Birch Dance by Lucy Manley

Saturday & Sunday, December 15 & 16, 2018 1 – 5 pm
Refreshments Served

2490 Base Line, Keene, Ontario, K9J 6X8

2018 Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Sept. 22 & 23, 2018
Click here for more information.
View a PDF of the Studio Tour maps.

Book Launch & Exhibition – The Artists of Kawartha

Book Launch & Exhibition: Friday, October 5th – Sunday, November 4th
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3 – 7 pm
Location: Colborne Street Gallery, 44 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls 705-887-0997

The Artists of Kawartha Front Cover

Art by Lucy Manley

See page 50 – 51

Since 1995 Lucy has been teaching art classes for Continuing Education for Loyalist College – Warkworth and the College’s Summer Arts class; Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn; The Painted Tree in Cobourg; Cavan Arts and by invitation to demonstrate and critique at many art associations in Ontario. Le Monastere, Limoux, France also has been a painting-teaching destination for her since 2005. She has been a member of the East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA) since 1979, holding positions of Newsletter Editor, Area Representative, Paint-out Co-ordinator, Vice-President and now President.

Painting full time since 1990, Lucy Manley’s work is represented at several Ontario galleries and other venues. She has exhibited in many group shows as well as solo shows at Lindsay Gallery, Bancroft Gallery, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, Westmount Gallery in Toronto, and Ontario Shores in Whitby.

Her goal is to capture the landscape and express her feelings and emotions through oil painting. Employing a bold use of colour to heighten the visual impact of each painting, her loose, rapidly executed brushstrokes capture her impressions on canvas. Recently, a new approach of working on black canvas has allowed Lucy to explore the alla prima method of painting landscapes for an even more dramatic effect.

The Artists of Kawartha Back Cover

Westmount Gallery - A Toronto Art Gallery showcasing Canadian Artists for 40 years

Lucy Manley – Solo Show – Opens April 7, 2018

88 Advance Rd., Toronto, 416-239-5427

‘Serene Wilderness’ 24 x 36 Oil

December 16 & 17 – 2017 – Christmas Exhibition & Sale

Woodland Magic by Lucy Manley

An invitation to you and your friends to attend the 2017 Christmas Exhibition and Sale of recent paintings by Lucy Manley on Saturday and Sunday, December 16 & 17, from 1 to 5 pm, at my Studio/Gallery: 2490 Base Line, Keene, Ont., K9J 6X8, 705-295-4674 *see map and directions under “Studio Location” Email:

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour 2017

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour 2017

Apr/May 2017

Gallery On The Lake – Buckhorn

Woodland Magic – Solo Show
featuring new landscape oil paintings

This show will have some pieces painted in a new approach on black canvas with full chroma colour. The Opening Reception is on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at which time Lucy will be present. The Show will be exhibited in the Rotunda area and will run until May 26. See the Gallery on the Lake website for further info and map. Phone 1-888-242-7475.

Woodland Fantasy 2 by Lucy Manley

Visit me at the
Kingston-Lambton Art Show

Sat April 1st, 2017 10 AM to 4 PM

Woodland Mystery by Lucy Manley


Christmas Exhibition & Sale – December 17 &18, 2016

An invitation to you and your friends to attend the 2016 Christmas Exhibition and Sale of recent paintings by Lucy Manley on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 & 18, from 1 to 5 pm, at my Studio/Gallery: 2490 Base Line, Keene, Ont., K9J 6X8, 705-295-4674 *see map and directions under “Studio Location.”

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Fun in the Snow


Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour



Roadside Painters – Mother & Daughter
Lucy Manley & Olga Szaranski – March 30 to April 30, 2016

A Joint Show at the Art Gallery of Bancroft

2016 Bancroft Show featuring Lucy and Olga

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Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Ave., Bancroft, Ont. K0L 1C0, 613-332-1542. Opening Reception at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 1, 2016, at which time artists will be present.

How our Relationship and Painting Together have Influenced our Work

Starting out as studio artists, we soon found that landscapes were our calling. We eagerly studied plein air painting and took many workshops from artists we admired. In turn over the next thirty years, we have been painting side by side as ‘Roadside Painters’. We travel the roads, scanning for potential compositions before setting up to paint. We each find our own preference at the site. However, in inclement weather we use our pochade painting boxes and set up inside our vehicle. As we work we in turn spur each other on and are mentors to each other. Our many outings all over Ontario, and trips to the east and west coast of Canada captured the rural scene and also the wilderness landscape. This will be the content of our exhibit but only focusing on Ontario sites.

‘The Way It Was’ is mother’s memoir of her early life in the Ukraine and includes her experiences at the forced labour camp in Germany during the war. She will have copies of this book available for sale at the Opening and during the show.

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP – MARCH 17, SUNDAY – will be offered at the Art Gallery of Bancroft by Lucy Manley; please contact the gallery for info.

Wash Day in Whitney by Lucy Manley


Knox United Church Dorset by Olga Szaranski




‘Into The Woods’

Recent Large New Works

Lucy will have a solo show at the Gallery on the Lake in Buckhorn, Ontario


Opens Saturday, October 10, 2015  in the Rotunda and continues to March 31, 2016

Lucy Manley - Into the Woods

Gallery on the Lake Thanksgiving’



2015 – 31st Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour

Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour Invite

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2015 – Double Vision


July 29 – Aug. 22, 2015 – “DOUBLE VISION”

OPENING RECEPTION – Saturday, August 22, 2 – 4 pm
Location – Lindsay Gallery, 190 Kent Street, W., 2nd Floor

This will be a two person Show consisting of paintings the artists have done together on location or in the studio from the same inspiration. Lucy and Sheila are both plein air painters and have been painting together for many years.  Both long time active members of the East Central Ontario Art Association, they attend paintouts and weekend get-togethers as often as possible.  Recently while on location a distinct similarity of vision and brushstrokes was noted between the two, while each is in keeping with their own mark and definitive style. This exhibition will consist of pairs of work done by each artist”…same subject, same vision, and sizes are same and also varied.  Work would be done on location (but not near or seeing each others work) or in studio from on site sketches and photos taken together.

In The News – Lindsay Gallery hosting Double Vision exhibit

Kawartha Lakes This Week – Jul 29, 2015
By Jamie Steel

Lucy Manley and Sheila Davis are featured at the Lindsay Gallery as their Double Vision exhibit showcases each of their perspectives and styles painting the same subject. The exhibit runs until Aug. 22. Photo by Jamie Steel/This Week

Lucy Manley and Sheila Davis are featured at the Lindsay Gallery as their Double Vision exhibit showcases each of their perspectives and styles painting the same subject. The exhibit runs until Aug. 22. Photo by Jamie Steel/This Week

LINDSAY – Visitors to the Lindsay Gallery will get a dose of Double Vision as area artists showcase their work in a two-artist exhibition.

Sheila Davis, of Beaverton, and Lucy Manley, of Peterborough, have each been painting for more than 20 years. They’re self-taught; they’ve paid their dues and have each built a business of painting and selling their original art. They’re fortunate they can make a living doing something they love, but one thing is clear: it has taken a lot of work to get to this point.

Ms. Manley has been painting for more than half her life and paints, on average, about 140 pieces each year. She says she’s always been interested in art and with painting, it’s something she loves to do.

While she has taken workshops, as well as taught them, Ms. Manley says painting is something you learn by doing.

“You can go to university and get a masters in fine arts but that doesn’t mean you’re going to paint,” she says. “You have to love it, it’s a passion.”

Even with that passion, however, it takes time for artists to hone in on skills, techniques and their signature style.

“It doesn’t happen overnight,” says Ms. Manley, president of the East Central Ontario Art Association (ECOAA)

After years of practice, Ms. Davis, also an active member of the ECOAA, says artists gain confidence which only leads to more impressive work. The confidence in stroke means experienced artists can see the finished painting before they touch the brush to the canvas — they know what they want the painting to look like before they begin and they know how to fix it if something doesn’t look just right.

Having considered herself a full-time artist for years, Ms. Davis says dedicating herself to her painting has allowed her to increase her income while pursuing her passion. She says she loves the process of painting but thinks it’s important for budding artists to consider the business side of things before deciding they want to earn a living as an artist. That’s why she has written her book Beyond the Easel: Professional Development for Visual Artists. Covering topics like setting prices and marketing to studio tours and exhibitions, even touching on the taxes involved, Ms. Davis’ book is available for download at

For those with an interest in painting but aren’t sure how to proceed, Ms. Davis and Ms. Manley have a few suggestions.

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