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Inspired by Life.  Inspired by Nature.

Take your love of art and all things beautiful to the next level. Look through the captivating paintings by Maria and immerse yourself in a world of colour.  We provide over 25 years of  knowledge and expertise in art.  Browse our gallery to find just what you’re looking for. We  will be happy to help you choose your next piece of original art by Maria Connell.   Contact us at the email 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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Every Woman Counts

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Save the date...
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
where she will be showing and selling her art including the
Billet Doux (bil-lay-doo) collection of greeting cards 


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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 brouse 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 send a billet doux greeting card, you are giving the gift of art and greeting cards or "les billets doux" never go out of style. 

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Spring has arrived!

Spring doesn't worry or brood about what colours and shapes will burst into bloom.  It arrives and turns our hearts towards the sunshine that makes everything beautiful again.  Greeting cards never go out of style.  Give the gift of unique, colourful Billet Doux greeting cards 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. 

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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 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 their colourful and artistic selection of cards designed by Maria.  The greeting cards were 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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