Elizabeth paints the Muskoka and Haliburton landscape in oils, acrylics and watercolour.   Her studio / gallery is located at her home at Shoe Lake, Dorset. 


Elizabeth has been painting since she was a teen. She studied art at Guelph University, at the Haliburton School of the Arts, and with many noted North American painters in workshops.   After teaching high school, Elizabeth devoted her time to painting while raising her family in Dorset.  Her painting style is loose, and energetic; her colours are rich and vibrant.  While primarily a landscape painter, Elizabeth loves to depict the human figure snowshoeing, hiking, or canoeing in the Canadian landscape.

A Short Biography

In her youth, Elizabeth lived and travelled throughout Europe and the Middle East, including Paris, where she absorbed the inspiring art of the great masters.  When she returned to Canada to complete her university studies, she met her husband Brad, a cottager in Dorset.  The young couple moved to Dorset in the 80”s and have been living there ever since.  They have raised four children on the shores of Shoe Lake.


Elizabeth's paintings can be seen at her home studio at 1148 Shoe Lake Road, Dorset (by appointment) and at Martin's Framing and Art Centre in Bracebridge, and, frequently, at the Eclipse Gallery at Deerhurst in Huntsville. Please see the "Upcoming Events" page for current and future special exhibitions of her work.     

Elizabeth Johnson

Canadian Landscape painter in  Muskoka and haliburton