Eugenie Fernandes

Eugenie graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1965. She moved with her husband, artist Henry Fernandes to Toronto in 1974, and in 1984 the couple made their way to the Kawarthas.

Her exhibitions include: Art Gallery of Peterborough, 2011 & 2019 and the Russell Gallery in 2006 & 2008. Eugenie’s work is featured in The Artists of the Kawarthas, 32 Contemporary Artists, 2018 published by Andrea Hillo.

Eugenie has published 18 stories and illustrated over 100 books for children. Paintings from Earth Magic, and One Hen are in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. Earth Magic was also nominated for a Governor General award for illustration.


Painting of a cat in a garden scene

Cats Garden, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Tour Stop 27 A

Acrylic on Canvas and Book Illustration

705 657 1545


2 Fire Route 65, Lakehurst: Two artists are at this location on an Island in Buckhorn Lake From Lakehurst Road (Peterborough County Road 37) turn south onto Kawartha Hideaway Road. Stay on Kawartha Hideaway Road and turn south (left) onto Woodland Trail. Continue one kilometer to Fire Route 65. Note – parking is on Woodland Trail.

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Kitten Stories: Illustrations by Eugenie Fernandes

Eugenie Fernandes, Kitten's Autumn