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All items in the gift shop are made by Members of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre.

Visitors can expect to find original one of kind works of art which include paintings, pottery, quilted wall hangings, hand made cards, etc.

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays 10:30 – 2:00 & 2:30-5:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The gift shop is closed holiday weekends.


Annette Martin

Annette Martin was born in London, Ontario and has lived in Aylmer, Ontario for most of her life. She has recently moved to Ingersoll, Ontario. She is head of the art department at East Elgin Secondary School and has been teaching since 1993.

Annette’s art work combines the media of acrylics, watercolours, ink and occasional college elements. Her subject matter includes imaginary landscapes with stylized fish. Colour would be one of the predominant elements to her work. “I like to push the boundaries of colour and the appropriateness of where it does or does not belong without hesitation.” Her style would be highly influenced by her love of Native Canadian Art, especially Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland School. The repetition of the fish symbol throughout her work has become a recognizable element. What does the fish symbolize? “The Fish are always trying to reach the surface, to break through, to go beyond the comfort and security of the calmness of the water.” More recently her artwork has the viewer thinking about environmental issues and what we are doing to our surroundings.

Annette has always been passionate about creating art. She graduated from Fanshawe’s Fine Art Program in 1987 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree from the University of Windsor in 1989. Annette then went on to receive her Bachelor of Education in 1991. She belonged to the St. Thomas Elgin Artist Guild for 10 years and still belongs to the Port Stanley Artist Guild. She has recently joined the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre. She shows her work locally with the Guilds and has a space at the Art Emporium in Port Stanley. She is also represented in private collections.