Pauline Holancin & Jake Mol
Artists Pauline Holancin and Jake Mol have been living in Aurora since 1982 and every autumn they host a two week-end Open House Exhibition and Sale of Recent Work at Tamarack Studios. The exhibit includes oils and watercolours painted on location in France, Mexico, the United States, and various locations in Canada.

Pauline comes from a family of eleven sisters and brothers whose parents emigrated from Czechoslovakia in the 1920's. Some of you will remember Aurora based York Fine Art Gallery in the 70's and 80's which was run by Pauline's sister Mary Gilbert. Her family continues to farm and run a packing plant on Holancin Road in the Holland Marsh. While raising five daughters Pauline continued her studies in art.

Jake's family emigrated to Canada from the Netherlands when he was in his late teens with his family. He eventually joined the R.C.M.P. for a time, followed by a 31 year career with the Toronto police force while pursuing his art studies. Jake has two daughters and between Pauline and Jake they have 16 grandchildren.

Both Jake's and Pauline's art careers were well established when they met in the seventies through membership in the East Central Ontario Art Association. They subsequently married and built their dream home with two studios on a Westview Drive lot purchased from the Nisbet family. Their unique home which was included in the Aurora Homes Tour a few years ago is filled with antiques and various collections inside. Jake's fun metal sculptures decorate the outside walkways.

Pauline and Jake are elected members of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, signature members of the Toronto Watercolour Society and founding members of the Vodka Painters of Canada. As well, they are members of several other Ontario Art Associations and both have won many awards exhibiting with these Groups. Their paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout the world. They are represented by several galleries and have annual exhibits at the Skelton Galleries in Collingwood.

Through the years they have acquired a following as teachers with the Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting, the Haliburton School of Art, and various Ontario Art groups.

Their Annual Open House draws many art lovers to view their original watercolours and oils. Paintings may be viewed at other times by appointment. Their home and studios are located at 150 Westview Drive, one mile north of Bloomington off Leslie St.

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