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Vibrant florals

Baby Ivy hasn’t been exposed to too very much art yet, but she loves Irene’s large vibrant floral canvases. Irene’s gallery is full of stunning scenes of the Niagara region as well as vibrant florals that can be printed and stretched on canvas to a specified size. BM - Fort Erie

Beautiful Watercolours in a variety of Subjects

I contacted Irene after seeing some of her watercolour paintings displayed in the vineyards I visited in Niagara-on-the-Lake. I was interested in a vineyard painting as a 70th birthday gift to myself. Irene was immediately responsive and welcomed me into her home studio to select a framed print. I'm so happy with my choice. Irene even gave me the option to have thank you cards printed up with my watercolour printed on the front. During these times of COVID concerns, I have to say that I felt very safe in her studio. Appointments are arranged so that only one client is present at a time. Irene's work is beautiful and would be a wonderful addition to any home. Lois M- Toronto

A Wonderful Experience!

My husband and I recently visited the gallery in Irene's lovely home. We learned about Irene's work on Trip Advisor and viewed her watercolours on her website before our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the gallery. There are so many beautiful paintings to admire. In addition to being a very talented artist, Irene is so very nice. We purchased two paintings that we love and they look great in our home. Irene's husband, Paul, helped us choose frames and he matted and framed our selections perfectly. We look forward to a return visit! LJMC-Niagara-on-the-Lake

So happy!!

It was an amazing experience!! I would highly recommend them!! I bought to paintings from them and I love them both!! Irene and Paul are so helpful and make you feel so welcome!! Make sure if you are in the area you stop by!! Lori G-Niagara Falls

Very nice visit!

Just visited Irene's gallery over the weekend. Her artwork is absolutely beautiful! We were looking for a larger size painting with vibrant and bold colors and that is exactly what we found. She is able to customize the size in addition to framing the artwork at very reasonable prices. Now the difficult choice is which one to buy!


The artwork was beautiful and the house was very welcoming. Irene was very friendly and knowledgeable. Olivia M -St. Catharines

Beautiful Poppies

Travelled to Irene's gallery and purchased poppy painting wont fit in car irene &husband delivered next day gallery had many large outstanding paintings lots variety I would recommend trip to this gallery irene is very friendly and hospitable my wife loved the art (note watch # fire lane is street) Stephen D

Another wonderful visit to Irene’s

Every year I take my mom to Irene’s to pick out a painting for her Christmas present. We continue to go back each year for the beautiful paintings and visiting the wonderful artist. Irene paints the most beautiful florals and landscapes and we find it hard each year picking just one! Looking forward to going back next year :) 303kristat

Enjoy watercolors galore in a beautiful setting!

We enjoyed visiting with the artist and her husband in their beautiful home on Lake Ontario. A phone call from our B&B (The Brass Bell) hostess set up an appointment for us on short notice and we were welcomed to view the artist's glorious watercolors there. It was hard to choose from the many paintings hanging--we bought 2! Linda G

We have enjoyed Irene's work for years

Friendly, colorful works that brighten corners of the room. There is so much to choose from. Enjoy your time browsing. BGS -New Jersey

Best Part of our Day

Irene’s watercolour paintings are wonderful! Her home on Lake Ontario features originals and prints of her stunning flowers and her landscapes of Niagara Falls and Tuscany! We phoned ahead the day before of our pending arrival but that is not necessary. Irene and her brother welcomed us into her home and we had a wonderful time visiting and falling in love with her art!!!! M Rita-Saskatoon

Not to be Missed!

Recently while in Niagara-on-the-lake I visited Irene's home studio after I read some great reviews on Trip Advisor. I decided I wanted to see for myself whether her pieces were as vibrant and exciting as they appeared on her website. I printed off several different copies on my computer at home and taped them up on the walls to help me choose. The colours and quality were exactly as they appeared on the website! I have since purchased two pieces that were expertly packaged and shipped to me. They have been admired by several of our friends. Virginia A

Gallery Visit

A visit to Irene’s gallery is a not-to-be-missed experience in NOTL. Her paintings and prints are breathtaking, filled with color and joy. The gallery in her home is is comfortable to move through with spectacular views of the lake. While there is absolutely no pressure to purchase prints or originals it is hard to walk away without something. She has cards and bookmarks of her gorgeous paintings. Best of all is Irene herself - a joy to talk with, humble, friendly, someone you’d love to have as a friend. While you need to call (or email) ahead to arrange a time to visit she is most accommodating. I look forward to returning on my next visit to NOTL. What a gem this is! Arolana M

A Highlight of Our Trip

What a beautiful place to visit. The artwork is distributed throughout this lovely home on the lake. You’ll find only warmth and friendship in Irene, the very talented artist, and her husband. This is NOT a hovering, high pressure sales environment; rather, it is a place where you’ll truly feel at home and come away feeling you’ve found new friends. I feel so lucky to now have her artwork in my home. If I’m fortunate enough to visit the area again, this home studio will be a must as a repeat visit. Joyce43 Charlotte NC

Beautiful Print

Beautiful watercolor work by Irene, cards and pictures at least! Irene took time to coordinate with me for ordering a print I had seen at a winery. It arrived at my home in USA in a very short amount of time with some extra and lovely cards. The picture was just what I was looking for, winter landscape with grapevines. Thanks Irene! - Millie P Erving, MA

Discovering a Canadian treasure in Niagara on the Lake

Hello Irene. Thanks again for welcoming my sister, Barb, and me, to your gallery last week without an appointment. We both really enjoyed meeting you and your husband, Paul, and seeing your beautiful works of art. I have told several friends and family about you and your work and provided your website information to them.Thanks again for a delightful visit! We feel like we found a “Canadian treasure”! fefones451- Victoria, Canada

Truly wonderful afternoon.

After spending about 6 months with family while visiting the Niagara area, I decided to spend an afternoon by myself before returning to our Prairie home. After finding Irene's paintings on the internet decided this was the place to go...her gallery in her home. Irene immediately makes you welcome with her humility, her enthusiasm for the beauty of nature, and paintings the soothe your soul...I left with my mind and soul refreshed and inspired. Colleen W


Beautiful location in one of the most chic towns in Canada. It is one of the 10 places more visited in Canada, that is Niagara on the Lake. Here you will find the most beautiful and friendly art gallery with Iren and her husband Paul. They are very welcoming and a visit is very good to restore our balance in life. The art work is my favorite in Canada. My homes in Ottawa and Florida are beautified by Irene's work. Our preference are for flower paintings and landscapes. Edgardo P.-Ottawa

Arts - Originals and prints

A frequent highlight of our dining experience at the Green Eggplant restaurant in the Toronto Beaches was the beautiful floral artwork on display through out the entire restaurant. On a nearby sign was a description of the artist responsible Irene Mackenzie. ktoland1-Toronto

Beautiful art!

Went to their home to pick up my favorite piece of art in the house to this day! Tracy L

Art - Originals and prints

A beautiful location on the lake. They have many pieces of art to choose from. Prints can be ordered any size. I found the owners Irene and Paul to be wonderful charming people. Marj S Beamsville

Annual Holiday Visit

Every year I take my mom for our annual Christmas tradition of going to Irene’s Home to pick out one of her many beautiful paintings as her Christmas gift from me. We enjoy getting to see all of the paintings on display in her lovely home in Niagara-on-the-lake. Irene is a very talented artist who makes beautiful paintings of local landscapes and flowers. Every year my mom has the same problem, she says it’s too hard to pick just one, which is why we will continue to go back every year. Krista T

Special place nestled in wine country

We visited NOTL as we are wine lovers. However, I was also hoping to meet people and appreciate the other things that this beautiful region had to offer. Well I am so happy I found this local artist on Trip Advisor. Irene opens her home and is a warm person who enjoys sharing her love of painting. The art and her home are quite special and it did not take us long to find the perfect painting for us. Lynn D Ottawa, Ontario

Went for a visit and purchased an original

We visited Irene and Paul with a mutual friend, without any intention of purchasing art. Irene's paintings, however, are absolutely beautiful and the collection and breadth of work is inspiring. We are now the very proud owners of an original watercolour by Irene. The couple are so genuine, warm and friendly that you do not feel intimidated, you can admire the work freely without feeling any pressure to purchase. The location is breathtaking and a visit here will add to any trip to Niagara on the Lake. Chancer_too, St. Catharines, Canada

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