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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Douglas Ingram Artworks

I will be presenting my past and current work here.  All work available for purchase will be identified and a price presented.  Any work which is not available will be identified.
Offers for commissioned works will be welcomed and considered.

After completing my training at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba, I needed work and I found that working on wooden canoes provided me with an income right away.  The work just kept coming and now 25 years later, I am still at it, building and repairing traditional wood and canvas canoes is my bread and butter.

I started out as an artist.  Photography was my first artistic passion, way back during my school days.  In university my interest in painting took over as a central focus, and I expanded my activities and abilities in sculpture, printmaking, etc.

Untitled, 1983, limestone.  Height approximately 48".  Not available.  I completed this sculpture while studying in Lacoste, France.  Unable to afford to bring it home, I had to leave it there.  I am not sure where it is now.

Icon for St. Benedict's Priory. 1995, Acrylic and Oil on panel, 48' x about 60". I was commissioned to paint this Icon for one of the Sisters at St. Benedict's Priory in Middlechurch, Manitoba. Private Collection.

Boys walking in water. 1986, 36" x 48", oil on canvas

Blindman, 1986, 48" x 48", oil on canvas.

Woman in Bathroom, 1986, 8" x 10", oil on paper.

Lovers over the City, 1987, 36" x 72", oil on canvas.  Private Collection.

The Diver, 1987, 30" x 60", oil on canvas.

The Dive.  1986, 8" x 10", oil on paper.  In 1979 I broke my neck diving into a swimming pool.  I fractured my C5 vertebrae and was paralyzed for a few months.  Gradually movement returned, but not 100% to normal.  I still live with the after effects.

Lover's Fleeing the Storm, 1986, 36" x 72", oil on canvas, diptych. Private Collection.

Tulips, 1987, 18" x 30", oil on canvas.

Untitled. 1986. 48" x 96", oil on canvas, triptych. Three stages of love and attention.

My Uncle Listens to the Party Line, 1986, 8" x 10", oil on canvas.

Figure Study, 1986, 8" x 10 ", oil on paper.

I was in Cervical Traction for 5 1/2 Weeks. 1986, 8" x 10", oil on canvas.  Private Collection.

Lady With Green Stripes, 1985, 36" x 50", oil on canvas.

Lady in Bath, 1985, 36" x  48", oil on canvas.

Untitled, 1985, 24" x 48", charcoal on paper.

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