Anna Lachine’s Painting is displayed at the Ontario’s Legislative Building in Toronto

Anna Lachine’s artwork shows the light standard at Michipicoten Bay with Driftwood Beach in the background, the foreground is Rock Island.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario is creating a series of banners featuring the unique artistic talents of young Ontarians aged 14-25. Artists from across the province were invited to submit their artwork digitally for consideration prior to January 2, 2017. The theme that artists were to acknowledge in their work was: What do you love about Ontario?

Algoma District School Board and Michipicoten High School are very proud to announce that MHS Grade 9 student Anna Lachine was one of the ten young artists whose artwork was selected.

The ten selected works will be printed on vinyl banners that will be prominently displayed on the south grounds of Ontario’s Legislative Building in Toronto. The banners will be on display from mid-January until mid-December 2017. In addition to the banner display at Queen’s Park, Anna’s winning painting will be featured on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s website.

Anna’s watercolour and ink drawing depicts a location not far from Anna’s home in Wawa – Driftwood Beach at the mouth of Michipicoten River on the shores of Lake Superior.

About the artist – Growing up, Anna spent a lot of her time swimming, canoeing, and hiking near or on Lake Superior. Her artwork is a representation of where the Michipicoten River empties into Lake Superior just outside of her hometown. Anna used the water from the lake itself for her watercolour, to truly capture Lake Superior in the painting. A self-taught artist, she has always been inspired by the world around her. Anna grew up in a family that loves music and art, and has a deep appreciation of the outdoors which has nurtured her love of creating art that captures the beauty of nature as well as reflections of the world and herself.