Singing and Painting Lake Superior
Follow the path of the mystical Red Canoe as it travels the Canadian coastline of Lake Superior. It starts it’s journey in Sault Ste. Marie and follows the shoreline of Gitche Gumee all the way to the Sleeping giant in Thunder Bay.
Wawa artist Don Charbonneau is working on a series of paintings that attempts to capture the essence or rather the very soul of Superior.
With a palate of bold bright colours and using strong dark lines he defines the Superior coastline as the “Shoreline of The Soul.”
He says…”this is a journey that started over forty years ago when I made my first trip to Guargantua Harbour…”

Later, he was on a number of voyages to Michipicoten Island and Otter Head fishing in remote wilderness areas like Pukaskwa River and Oiseau Bay.
 He fondly remembers arriving in Michipicoten Island in the middle of the night and entering the channel at Otter Cove under a lightning storm and spending nine days in the lee of Richardson Island in late October seeking safe harbour from high winds and big rolling waves. Many of these places found their way into his songs and stories and now find themselves on canvas as he paints these scenes from cherished memories.
Charbonneau uses a Red Canoe to carry us from painting to painting. He uses this primitive and fragile craft as a symbol defining the human spirit on its journey through life.The beauty of nature is a reflection of the human soul he explains as he describes a personal voyage filled with wonder and magic. 

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These paintings can be shipped anywhere in the world...please ask for shipping charges. It cost very little to ship in Canada or the US.

Anywhere these paintings are placed in your home, workplace or cottage they will add a sense of warmth and beauty and bring forth a memory of the rugged shoreline of the biggest fresh water lake in the world!  2019 update: I just wanted to thank everyone who have purchased these paintings and are still adding to their collection. The "Shoreline of The Soul" series is an ongoing project that I will be painting for a number of years to come. I'm painting more of these and will add them to this page soon...thanks again for your support.

Traveling in North Ontario this summer June to mid-October 2019?...Don's original paintings, prints, art cards and music cds are available in these locations: Lake Superior Park  Store at Agawa Bay highway 17 and at the Wawa Information Centre highway 101E coming into Wawa...where the staff are friendly and the information endless.

Art Classes this summer 2019 at Lake Superior Provincial Park/Agawa Bay. 

I will be teaching art classes again this summer at Agawa Provincial Park.

Please email me for further details and pricing.

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 Thank you to everyone for your kind support. As of today January 31st /2019 I am in my studio painting more of these and will posting them here on this page as they become available.