Gayle Dempsey, Artist

Award-winning artist painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

Artist’s Statement

Gayle Dempsey, a fourth generation Muskokan, is an award-winning artist who feels a deep connection to the spirit of the land, the lakes, the natural beauty and the peace that is Muskoka. Capturing the soul of place in acrylic and oil, Gayle’s work connects with her roots. Loose underpaintings give way to structural details as her passion is revealed.


  • Award of Excellence in Acrylic Painting – Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Show, 2016
  • Recipient of the Muskoka Awards inaugural Arts Award for creativity, personal artistic achievements and support and leadership in Muskoka’s arts community, 2009
  • Award of Excellence in Acrylic Painting, Muskoka Arts and Crafts Spring Show, 2008

Selected Exhibitions

Please see CV above for a full list of exhibitions.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • Members’ Fall Show, Toronto Arts and Letters Club, 2019

Public Opening of this Show is on Thursday October 10th, 5 – 7 pm. Light refreshments are provided, admission is free and tours of the Club will be available.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • Muskoka Place Gallery, Two Woman Show with Donna McLaren, 2016
  • Muskoka Place Gallery, Fire & Ice, solo exhibition, 2011
  • Muskoka Place Gallery, solo exhibition, 2006
  • Catto Gallery, Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling, 2006
Group Exhibitions:

  • Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 2017
  • Orillia Museum of Art & History, 2017
  • Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Show, 2016
  • CEI Galleries & Kati Bujna Fine Art Studio, 2013
  • Arts & Letters Club, juried shows, 2012, 2011, 2010



Office: (705) 765-1048 // Toll-free: 1-888-311-ARTS
1182 Foreman Road, Port Carling, Ontario

The Arts in Muskoka Group is located on the traditional territory
of the Ojibwa, Obajewanung, a place that has long served as a
meeting place shared by many nations.