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Inspired by Life.  Inspired by Nature.

Art has a magical way of invoking feelings and emotions. Colour and shapes form images on canvas to let the viewer imagine his or her own story. Look through the bold, colourful and captivating art by Maria and immerse yourself in a world of  hues, shades and tones that warm your heart and soul.  Browse our gallery to find just what you’re looking for.  We want to make art affordable and we  will be happy to help you choose a piece of original art by Maria Connell that is just right for you.  Contact us at the e-mail or telephone number provided on the gallery website.

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The Artist

Maria Connell 

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Maria completed courses at the Emily Carr School of Art & Design in British Columbia, the Ottawa School of Art and at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON.  As an expressive arts facilitator, Maria designed and taught courses working with various textiles, presented workshops exploring various techniques using mixed media on textiles.  Today, she continues to paint and create art at her studio in Ottawa and at her studio in the Pontiac region of Quebec.

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 Happy Canada Day - July 1st

I want to wish a Happy Canada Day to all Canadians from coast to coast to coast and to Canadians abroad.  What does it mean to you to be Canadian? We'd love to hear from you.  Post it on our Instagram page or email us at and we will post your thoughts about what it means for you to be Canadian.

I was born in Italy and arrived in Canada in 1967, being Canadian means I am included into a multi cultural fabric woven with beautiful, colourful threads from individuals who come from around the world to make Canada their home.  Vive le Canada!

This  beautiful piece of art is by Patrick Hunter, a Toronto based artist who is Two-Spirit Ojibway. Patrick captures the essence of Canada in this piece of work. Thank you Patrick!

Every Woman Counts

You are warmly invited to come out for the Marvelous Minis art show
on Saturday June 10, 2023

Where:  The Britannia Bake Shop located at:
2728 Howe St, Ottawa, ON K2B 6W8

Time:  10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Meet Maria Connell
and her colourful, bold art along with
the Billet Doux (bil-lay-doo) greeting cards she has created.
We're excited to see you!


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So excited to participate in the

2022 Small Works Event

...We're headed to Perth, ON

Date:  November 3 - November 13

Place:  Katherine Muir Miller Gallery

Address:  22 Gore Street East

Come and enjoy the artwork.  My "Spirited Nuns Collection" and Canadian landscapes will be part of this event. 

The Billet Doux Shop

Greeting Card Collection by Maria Connell

Visit the gallery store and browse the Billet Doux (Bil-lay-doo) collection of greeting cards designed by Maria.  Billet Doux is a French term that means a sweet note, a love note.  Choose from a variety of  beautiful and original greeting cards in the shop.   Send a card to  that special someone, a friend, or family member just to let them know you are thinking about them. When you give a Billet Doux greeting card, you are giving the gift of art and greeting cards or "les billets doux" never go out of style despite advancements in technology, snail mail continues to trend upwards. It's not just the card that counts but the action too! 

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Summer is here ...

Summer is here and it's cottage season for some, vacation time for others.  School's out and everything around us looks lush, green and bursting with blooms. Outdoor markets, art shows and concerts.  It's a short season in our neck of the woods but we make the most out of each moment we're gifted. Graduations, weddings, anniversaries, Canada Day, birthdays, and all kinds of celebrations happening require a special, unique greeting card or painting.  Greeting cards never go out of style.  Give the gift of a colourful Billet Doux greeting card to those whose faces you want to light up.  Each greeting card is especially designed to warm up, light up and deliver a smile to your favourite someone.  Make memories -  especially with the greeting cards you give.

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Look who's carrying the
Billet Doux (bil-lay-doo)
greeting cards...

There's something heartwarming and magical that happens when you open up a handwritten Billet Doux (bil-lay-doo) card. Greeting cards never go out of style. Some of the finest shops in Ottawa and surrounding area carry the Billet Doux greeting cards. 

Drop in to any of the locations below and see the colourful and artistic selection of cards designed by Maria.  The greeting cards are created blank just for you so you can personalize them for any occasion.

Please email the gallery at
or call us at 613-324-5724 if you have any questions and we'll be happy to help.

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357 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, ON
K1K 2Z7

102 Fairmont Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 1X6

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Gilligallou Bird Shop
Almonte, ON


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312 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON

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18 Clarence Street (at Sussex Dr.)

Ottawa, ON   K1N 5P3

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113 Third Avenue
Ottawa, ON 

358 Ravenhill Ave. E.
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 5E2

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1191 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1Y 2Z6

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