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Artist deserves to join Order of Ontario

By Bruce Mackenzie,
Brantford Expositor,
December 20 2016

Letter to the Editor

Re: Ontario turns a blind eye to artist who sees nature (Dec. 19)

Thank you to Michael Den Tandt for recognizing the contributions of artist George McLean to the art world and to the province.

I had the pleasure of meeting George at his home near Bognor a number of years ago when I worked with an organization called Ontario Nature. George was a gracious host and he was always willing to help our organization in any way that he could. This included donating many valuable prints of his work for us to use in our fundraising efforts.

George is certainly deserving of the Order of Ontario and it is a shame that he hasn’t received it yet. His technical ability as a painter and his artist expression are unparalled among Canadian wildlife artists. I hope that the powers that be acknowledge his outstanding achievements with the Order of Ontario during the next round of awards.

Bruce Mackenzie