Local artist’s gifts capture and protect our environment

Through her paintings, she captures sunlight through trees, clouds racing across the sky, water rushing over rocks and the changing of the seasons. The environment inspires local artist, Marion Herron… and now proceeds from her art will benefit that environment forever.

Last week Marion donated $1,000 from the sale of six paintings to Dufferin Community Foundation’s Environment Fund. They were part of the Water & Oil art exhibition featuring works by Marion and fellow artist Phyllis Robinson at the Shelburne Town Hall Art Gallery in October.


At the Water & Oil reception: Dufferin Community Foundation’s Gord Gallaugher, Michèle Maycock (far left), and Michele Fisher (far right) with artists Marion Herron and Phyllis Robinson (centre).  


“Saving our beautiful environment here is very important to me,” she says. “I feel compelled to capture the natural landscape before it is lost, and to help preserve it through the Environment Fund. Art is the gift that keeps on giving.”

Marion is a long-time member of the Dufferin Arts Council, the Orangeville Art Group, the Brushfire Art Group and the Country Palette Artists. Her work has been shown in many venues in the Caledon and Dufferin County areas, as well as Sunnybrook Hospital. Her art hangs in Canada, France, Mexico and the U.S

Oil: Phyllis Robinson’s beside her signature cow paintings.


If you missed Water and Oil, you have another chance to view Marion and Phyllis’ artwork at the Holiday Art Show and Sale. It takes place December 4-15 at the Town of Shelburne Art Gallery, 203 Main Street East in Shelburne.

And if you’d like to join Marion in making a gift to our Environment Fund, please click this CanadaHelps link or contact Michele Fisher, Executive Director, at michele@dufferincommunityfoundation.ca.


Water: Artist Marion Herron with one of her scenic watercolours.

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