Ryan Dineen

Lake Huron

Go Home Bay

Go Home Bay
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 121.9 cm
Government of Ontario Art Collection

Growing up in downtown Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario, I have enjoyed painting working ships that dock at the foot of Yonge Street. I like to explore the juxtaposition of the rusted freighters set against the natural beauty of water, ice and the industrialized shoreline. Recently, I have had the opportunity to spend time in Georgian Bay, where so many great Canadian painters have painted before me and found inspiration in the majestic sky, rocky shores and distant treelines. I want my work to reflect the feeling of being small in the universe, the grandness of nature, the beauty in the infinite forms created by nature and the pride I take in being Canadian.