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Hector McNeil IPM 1984 oil painting
Hector McNeil IPM 1984
International Ploughing match 2010 acrylic painting
Honouring Elgin Ploughmen
hepburns 8 horse hitch in oil paints
Mitch Hepburn's 8 Horse hitch
elgin county courthouse in watercolors
Elgin County Courthouse
blacksmith in watercolors
The Blacksmith
casey estate limited edition
Casey Estate
Don Graham and anne Wallacetown Fair in oil paints
Don Graham at Wallacetown Fair
Tobacco Barns East Elgin in watercolors
Old Tobacco Barns
- Pioneer Line
watercolor of Corn Crib Marsh Line
Corn Cribs on Marsh Line
watercolor of Tinkering on old Massey #81
Tinkering on Old Massey #81

watercolor of Two Plowmen Chatting in Field
Two Plowmen Chatting

watercolor of Canadian Southern Railway Station St. Thomas
The Old Canada Southern Railway Station - St. Thomas
schoolbusThe Schoolbus
Arts Trail Logo
Elgin Arts Trail Website

November 30, 2015 7p.m. to 9 p.m.
in the gallery

~ Jenny Phillips ~

Jenny Phillips photo

Jenny Phillips is best known throughout Ontario as an artist who delights in recording on canvas or paper, our vanishing rural landscape of southwestern Ontario. At one point in her artistic career folks called her the “horse artist” but today Jenny does not limit herself to any one subject. She has always loved animals and flowers, so when her grandchildren came along, she broadened her interest more, so that today, she paints historic buildings, animal and equine portraits, children at play and horticulture, basically whatever catches her fancy. For many years she was seen painting and exhibiting at ploughing matches, steam shows and historical events.
Jenny Phillips is a woman of many talents. Her lighthearted cartoons of life on the farm were a feature of ‘Farming Today,’ her column “Her’ story n. – history” © was a popular, regular feature in the local Dutton-Dunwich Horizon until the paper ceased.
Jenny has had some severe health problems but she likes to tell folks . . . “nothing lasts forever . . . not the good times or the bad; so savor each moment of every day you are here.”
Today she still paints everyday but may also be found at her computer writing or transcribing the early writings of John Kenneth Galbraith. Her first book “Does It Pay?” is now available. Click on the above “Book Publishing” to read more. Jenny was selected as the feature artist for the 2010 International Plowing Match held near the St. Thomas Airport September 21-25. Her painting, “Honouring Elgin’s Past Provincial Ploughing Matches” appeared on the promotional posters and as a limited edition print.
Jenny no longer travels around as much with her paintings but rather allows the public to view her original artwork, prints and book in the comfort of Jenny’s gallery on the main street of Dutton. Jenny’s shop – the Village Crier Gallery & Frame Shop has currently undergone extensive renovations to the century old building which includes an elaborate copper-coloured tin ceiling, an exposed brick wall and a wide pine plank floor.
The show room can accommodate groups of up to 30 and Jenny is pleased to host a meeting, with at least a week’s notice, she might even find some refreshments. Jenny has a story to tell about each painting and is happy to answer any questions that may arise whether about her artwork, book or just about art in general. She is always happy to help young folks learn more about art, history and agriculture..
To contact Jenny e-mail or phone 519-762-2862 or visit her website and There are many changes coming to the website in the months ahead so keep an eye on it.

Village Crier Gallery

194 Currie Rd. P.O.Box 58, Dutton, Ontario N0L1J0

Tel: 1.519.762.2862

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Are You a Prince done in watercolors
Are You Really a Prince ?
enlightenment print done in acrylic paints
watercolor of Sheep Judging
Sheep Judging at Wallacetown Fair
watercolor of Old Barn & Buildings
Old Barn & Buildings
watercolor of sunflower momnarch butterfly
Sunflowers &
Monarch Butterfly
watercolor of Three Tobacco Kilns East Elgin
Three Tobacco Kilns
- East Elgin
McIntyre Hotel Dutton
McIntyre Hotel Circa 1900
watercolor of Father Son thumbnail
Father & Son
Coach Dad and PLowman Son in acrylic paint
Coach Dad and Plowman Son

watercolor of Curious Cattle Grazing in Elgin Pasture
Curious Cattle Grazing in Elgin Pasture