Gertrud Sorensen
       Gertrud SorensenGertrud grew up in Innsbruck the capitol city of the Tyrolean, province of Austria where she spent much of her time in the steadfastness of the Alpine Mountains. In her early twenties she emigrated to Toronto, Ontario. At this point in her life Gertrud expressed her creativity via her camera, which she took with her on her many excursions exploring rural Ontario. The scenes she captured through her lens gave her a feeling of permanence.
       Gertrud married Fritz Sorensen in Toronto and moved north to Algonquin Park. Being an avid photographer she compiled many more pictures of the awe-inspiring scenery of the many lakes, hills and rocks that Algonquin Park and surrounding area had to offer. She and Fritz raised their four children and created the successful Bear Trail Couples Resort on the eastern edge of Algonquin Park.

juried painting       After raising a family and a business Gertrud returned to her art work. In 1984 after coordination painting excursions for her guests, she herself took up oil painting and has been bringing life to canvasses ever since. Gertrud exhibits in group exhibitions through out Eastern Ontario and participates in workshops when-ever she can. For many years she was an executive for the Algonquin Arts Council. Gertrud has written a booklet about the artist workshops at Bear Trail Lodge and Adventure Lodge therefore bringing many artists to East Algonquin to paint.

       Many of Gertrud's paintings can be found in private collections in Ottawa, Toronto, Sault St. Marie, Pennsylvania, Ohio, England, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Her work can be viewed at her Studio Gallery in Whitney Ontario.

3 jurors selected best in oil award, with the East Central Ontario Art Association in 2005.
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