201 – The Journey Begins

by Christine Gagné, London, Ontario

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Winning Bid: $671.00

You can see Christine’s paddle creation story by following this link

Item condition: New

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“The Journey Begins”


The paddle is stained and hand painted with acrylics from the bottom to the top on both sides. It’s protected with multiple coats of varnish for protection of the art. Much love and details have been put into this paddle. On one side is a Wolf, Moose and Black Bear as they’re my 3 favourite animals over the years I’ve encountered in Algonquin Park. On the other side is 2 Loons and a Chick in the serene landscape. The Birch trees climb the top with tiny branches wrapping around gripping the handle. (yes it was a very tiny brush lol) My signature was added to the top of one of those branches on the handle for my added touch. The feathers were added for my 2 great sons, family and friends for caring and supporting me as an artist. This beautiful paddle would make a great conversational piece for an art gallery, decor for the cottage, restaurant, store or home sweet home.

This summer I decided to take a trip to Algonquin Park with my parents now in their 70’s. It was their first experience in Algonquin Park and they loved it! They enjoyed watching me paint some
It was perfect timing to visit Huntsville and the park. This year is the celebration of Canada’s 150th, Tom Thomson’s 100th Anniversary of his mysterious death and myself being a visitor of Algonquin Park for 25 years. Exciting time in my life as Tom Thomson inspired me as an artist at a young age. I wanted to portray my art in a similar way as Tom Thomson did for his love of Algonquin Park and art. While I was there I picked up my paddle at Algonquin Outfitters where I rented my first canoe 25 years ago. Images flashed in my mind of what I was going to be painting as I

Algonquin Park has been my inspiration for painting over 25 years. I love the scenery and all the animals there of course. So much beauty in one place. The echoing of the loons and wolves at night set the mood for relaxation. The mist on the lakes drifting across the water as the sun rises and sun goes down. Many memories made and many more to make. Enjoy a Quik video I made of my last visit to Algonquin Park as I’ll never forget it. https://quik.gopro.com/v/2pUj827Th9/

My love for Algonquin Park and Art is beyond words so I paint it instead

Some day they’ll know what I mean-Tom Thomson

I know what he means

Artist Christine Gagné


Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 147 x 20 x 20 cm

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: pbrouwers26

Date Bid User Auto
September 29, 2017 11:54 pm$671.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 11:43 pm$600.00elainepono1223
September 29, 2017 11:38 pm$526.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 11:34 pm$525.00pnicolc619
September 29, 2017 11:21 pm$501.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 11:17 pm$501.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 11:17 pm$500.00pnicolc619
September 29, 2017 11:02 pm$444.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 10:59 pm$443.00nibla3
September 29, 2017 10:59 pm$431.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 10:56 pm$430.00nibla3
September 29, 2017 10:56 pm$430.00nibla3
September 29, 2017 10:56 pm$421.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 10:46 pm$420.00elainepono1223
September 29, 2017 10:40 pm$356.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 10:16 pm$355.00pnicolc619
September 29, 2017 10:05 pm$326.00pnicolc619
September 29, 2017 9:54 pm$325.00pnicolc619
September 29, 2017 8:43 pm$296.00pbrouwers26
September 29, 2017 3:10 pm$295.00dlyng
September 29, 2017 2:55 pm$291.00anythingpainted
September 29, 2017 12:14 pm$290.00dlyng
September 29, 2017 9:25 am$289.00pbrouwers26
September 26, 2017 11:43 am$288.00dlyng
September 26, 2017 9:40 am$287.00turriffmichael
September 25, 2017 10:49 am$286.00dlyng
September 25, 2017 2:03 am$285.00mostlymichael
September 24, 2017 6:53 pm$275.00todiamond
September 23, 2017 10:25 am$256.00dlyng
September 22, 2017 10:11 pm$255.00melissa.wright8
September 20, 2017 7:20 am$251.00dlyng
September 19, 2017 4:11 pm$250.00valeriekasdorff
September 18, 2017 9:55 am$187.00dlyng
September 17, 2017 7:05 pm$186.00donlig90
September 16, 2017 9:31 pm$185.00dlyng
September 16, 2017 6:30 pm$184.00donlig90
September 15, 2017 8:35 pm$183.00lori.chadwick
September 14, 2017 1:58 pm$181.00valeriekasdorff
September 14, 2017 11:21 am$179.00melissa.wright8
September 13, 2017 2:59 pm$178.00bringram
September 13, 2017 10:09 am$160.00rlinton
September 13, 2017 10:08 am$158.00rlinton
September 9, 2017 7:09 pm$155.00dknight
September 8, 2017 7:53 pm$150.00david
September 8, 2017 8:59 am$125.00d.branson
September 8, 2017 8:33 am$100.00victoria.mathies
September 8, 2017 8:15 am$90.00abirrell03
September 8, 2017 7:59 am$75.00david
September 8, 2017 5:46 am$50.00Randy.Mitson
September 7, 2017 11:31 pm$20.00lori.chadwick
September 7, 2017 8:36 pm$10.00dmlampman
September 7, 2017 12:00 amAuction started

3 reviews for 201 – The Journey Begins

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    All I can say is – absolutely stunning – beautiful work!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Most beautiful paddle! Just simply stunning!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This paddle is incredible !

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