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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Arts: Win Henstock’s painting of gazebo is cover of new tourism map
From left: Rima Boles, the Pumphouse Arts Centre's director, artist Win Henstock, and John Foreman, president of Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake. Henstock received a $500 honorarium from Stay NOTL after her painting was selected as the cover for this season's tourism map. DAVE VAN DE LAAR

It’s an instantly recognizable location you likely pass by a lot on Front Street and this summer artist Win Henstock’s beautiful depiction of it will be displayed on thousands maps given to tourists visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Henstock’s painting, “Picnic in the Park,” which shows the Queen’s Royal Park gazebo on a sunny day, has been chosen as the cover design for Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake’s 2024-2025 tourism map.

It was selected from among several other works submitted by artists .

In addition to using her painting on the seasonal tourism map, Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake awarded Henstock a $500 honorarium.

“Win’s artwork beautifully captures the essence of our picturesque town,” said John Foreman, president of Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake. “Her painting embodies the appeal of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”

With over 25 years of experience as a professional artist, Henstock is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Toronto Watercolour Society. She conducts workshops at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre and various locations.

“Win’s painting stood out for its loose brushwork depicting the Queen’s Royal Park gazebo,” says Rima Boles, the Pumphouse’s director.

“Her work represents Niagara-on-the-Lake’s charm and will undoubtedly entice visitors to explore.”

The Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake tourism map is a resource for those looking to explore the town’s tourist attractions, offering visitors not only a comprehensive guide to all that NOTL has to offer but also a listing of short-term accommodation options.

Distributed by Stay Niagara-on-the-Lake members, Tourism NOTL, area businesses and tourist information centres, copies of the 2024-2025 season maps are set to be released in May.

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