Christmas Market | Port Hope

At last, the Christmas Market has returned to St.Mark’s in Port Hope (51 King Street, off of Peter Street). This is the same location I hold my annual art shows at each year, but I am happy to be a part of this market community again. I do hope you can join us:

Friday, November 25th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm


Saturday, November 26th, 9:00am – 2:30pm

If you have never attended the St.Mark’s Christmas Market, you will discover a variety of vendors and easily find unique gifts for those you love this holiday season. They have quilts, ornaments, woodworking, pottery, knitting (think socks, hats, mitts, scarves, blankets, baby clothes, etc.), jewellery, and a realm of creative artists and artisans.

This year I will set up my collection of “Call Me Home” oil paintings, along with prints, cards and the 2023 Calendars (come early if you want a calendar, they are almost sold out). I will also have original oil sketches (matted to frame), and a few other items for sale. Come say hello, especially if you have not had a chance to see my new collection in person (photos never do art justice)!

See you there!

Featured Artist: A.J. VanDrie

Written by Jennifer Anne Burke

This past summer I took a mini-road trip to Warkworth, and while we were walking down Main Street, I could see an artist sitting on the porch of Cheeky Bee Gallery. He was working on a large, vibrant canvas, that drew me right in! This is Ojibway artist A.J. VanDrie.

A.J.’s bold acrylic paintings tell the stories of his ancestors. You will be transported to forests, to the north, to the skies and stars. You will be enchanted by his animals and trees, and the colours that speak to us.

You can view a large variety of his art in Warkworth at Cheeky Bee Gallery. He sells large, medium, and small “gallery style” canvases. They also sell prints of his work. If you’re not near Warkworth, you can view (and purchase) his art online through Haliburton’s Ethel Curry Gallery. Your best option however, is to contact A.J. directly through email (

Thank you A.J. for sharing your gift of art with us!