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The varied locations in which Clara chose to paint meant persevering with the slush and mud characteristic of the Canadian Spring.  The locations recorded by Clara, Nogies Creek, Bobcaygeon and the Humber River provided the catalyst for research trips completed in 2011.  To fully appreciate Clara’s work I needed to know where she painted.

Depictions of Spring by Clara Harris


Clara Harris introduces us to her world of spring as the ice breaks up on the waterways, the snow disappears, and a warm light bathes the verdant landscape in a soft yellow glow. Her optimistic images promise warmer days


Log Barn and Outbuilding in Spring

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Nogies Creek Mill, Bobcaygeon, Ontario

Oil on canvas 15 x 20”

Titled by artist

Spring Break-Up on the Lake 

 Oil on canvas, 10 x 15”

Spring Day by the River 

Oil on board, 10 x 12”

Henderson Farm, Nogies Creek, Bobcaygeon, Ontario 

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Titled by artist

Church St., The Kingsway, Toronto, Ontario  Morning, May 16, 1934 

Oil on board, 10 x 14”

Original brown frame 

Titled and dated by artist

Barn and Hay

Oil on canvas, 15 x 20”

Spring on the Humber River,

Toronto, Ontario

Oil on canvas 14 x 17”

Titled by artist

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