Berkana Art Studio

I live in the Northern Ontario city of Sault Ste. Marie, and paint (mostly) along the shores of Lake Superior.  I create contemporary expressionist works of art, representative of the landscape, with abstractions of colour, line and shape.  A recent body of work – Aspirations of the Soul - are paintings of the Lake Superior coastal landscape from Gros Cap to Michipicoten Harbour. I am motivated by the geography of the land, its Precambrian history and the mystical power of the lake that captures the interest of everyone that visits its shores. My new work - A Northern Perspective- comprises painting the periphery of Lake Superior examining the geological phenomena of the region including man-made structures that have become part of local heritage. The new area of exploration extends from Hattie Cove, Pukaskwa National Park, following the western coastline of Lake Superior, ending at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. A proposed exposition of this work will take place at the Temiskaming Art Gallery in 2015.

I teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting, to children and adults, at my studio. Students can learn to draw and paint in groups or in private lessons. During the summer months, I am painting along the shores of Lake Superior. Workshops and retreats are available to tourists and cottagers. Create your own adventure or sign up for one of the Plein air workshops at Coppermine Point.

Ulrike Pottery Studio
Inspired by the natural beauty surrounding my Batchawana Bay Studio Gallery, I transform a lump of clay into unique, artful and functional pieces one at a time.

Berkana Art Studio
I teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting, to children and adults, at my studio. Students can learn to draw and paint in groups or in private lessons.

Voyageur Lodge & Cookhouse
The award winning Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse is a full service destination resort located on beautiful Batchawana Bay. With cleanly appointed guest rooms decorated in log decor, and hearty portions served up in the Cookhouse, the Voyageurs’ Lodge is a hit with all of its visitors.