The Nottawasaga Lighthouse has been a beacon of light for maritime travelers in the south Georgian Bay area for over 150 years! Unfortunately, the lighthouse has deteriorated after being decommissioned in 2003, and is now in desperate need of repair. This resulted in the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) being formed in 2015.
The NLPS has a mission to stabilize the structure and to raise the needed funds to refurbish the lighthouse to its former glory. This mission comes with a large price tag that requires many hands raising the needed funds. Always looking for unique fundraising opportunities, the NLPS jumped at the offer of John and Carol Saunders to reproduce their original painting by local and internationally acclaimed artist Andrew Peycha.
Local Artist Andrew Peycha was commissioned by the Saunders in 2003 to paint the lighthouse from the backside of the island looking towards Collingwood. Andrew started his artist career as an illustrator in Toronto, but by 2000 the desire to pursue a career in painting of landscapers brought him back to Collingwood. Andrews work can be found in both private and public collections in Canada and around the world. When he's not traveling, Andrew can be found at home with his wife and son or working at his studio in the Tremont.
What a wonderful way for you to support the lighthouse! You purchase a 'Nottawasaga Lighthouse' print that you get to enjoy for years to come and the lighthouse is one step closer to being restored! At only $125 it's an incredibly affordable way to support this worthy cause.
Looking for a unique gift for a wedding, anniversary or Birthday - Then look no further! Who wouldn't enjoy this print! And donâ€™t forget both Mother and Father's days are coming up, a print with a cause would be greatly appreciated and enjoyed for years to come.
The 'Nottawasaga Lighthouse' reproduction print is also available framed through the Georgian Frame Gallery with a portion of the framing being donated to the NLPS.
Nottawasaga Lighthouse limited edition prints are available from the NLPS through their website or at the following retail partners.
The Loft Gallery, Thornbury
Georgian Frame Gallery, Collingwood
Crow's Nest Book Store, Collingwood
Help us return the light to the lighthouse - purchase your print today.