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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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What's New...

September 30, 2023 -
Truth & Reconciliation Day

Every Child Matters!

The Maria Connell Art Gallery is dedicated to acknowledging the resilience, dignity and strength of the survivors of the residential schools.

Every Woman Counts

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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

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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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Autumn has arrived...

Autumn has arrived with quiet slippers on its feet. Ever so gently the colours start to dot the landscape. The leaves are turning to lemon gold, pumpkin orange, burnt sienna and cranberry reds. Nature is putting on a colourful, beautiful show for all to enjoy. Crisp mornings that give way to sunny, warm afternoons and cool nights made for dreaming.

This is the season of thanksgiving and I'm giving thanks for all of my friends who laugh with me, cry with me and get into mischief of the good kind with me. I'm thankful for some scary events that could have gone sideways but didn't. I give thanks to each and everyone of you who support my artwork by purchasing my greeting cards, by placing your belief in me and commissioning me to paint for you. Thank you from my heart!  

In this season of thanksgiving, tell that someone how thankful you are. Don't it by sending a unique greeting card or painting.  Greeting cards never go out of style.  Give the message of thanks with a colourful Billet Doux greeting card and watch their faces light up.  Each greeting card is especially designed to warm up, light up and deliver a smile to your favourite someone. 


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

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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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