About the Gallery
Welcome to O'Connor Gallery!
We carry everything from landscapes and florals, to portraits, abstracts, sculptures, carvings, photography and selected written works. We value and appreciate art in all its forms, providing our customers with a unique array of options to elevate your space and start conversations. Our collection has something for everyone, and we'll be happy to assist you with choosing the perfect piece
to add to your own.
Backed by 25 years of experience and a lifelong passion for the arts, O'Connor Gallery offers a level of expertise, dedication and professionalism you won't find anywhere else.
We work to deliver truly unique, cutting-edge shows that showcase artists from all walks of life, particularly those from underrepresented communities. Our thoughtfully curated roster of artists, misfits and creators hail from Canada and across the globe, including both emerging and world-renowned artists, and most importantly, those who have something to say. We cultivate close relationships with each of our artists and dedicate ourselves to learning their stories. This helps us better understand the context and unique perspectives behind each work and, in turn, provide our clients with unmatched service tailored to their preferences and needs.
Alongside our varied collection of art, since day one we've also offered custom framing and interior design services to our clients. These services are integral to the growth of our gallery, allowing us to continue delivering truly cutting-edge shows and exhibitions, and to provide support for the arts in our community. This has always been, and always will be an important part of our mission. Visit our Custom Framing and Fine Interiors pages to find out more about these services.
Our owner and founder Dennis O'Connor is a well-known figure in the Canadian art scene, first in Toronto and now in our new home in the idyllic Thousand Islands region. He exclusively shows works that will not only appeal to our customers, but also ignite passion in himself, with the understanding that in a room full of people, no two clients will see the same piece of art the same way. Everyone appreciates different things about art, with varying levels of experience. And Dennis is a firm believer that this is part of the thrill--working with a customer to discover their art palate helps to select the perfect piece, and also helps us get to know our customers and our community just a little better each day.
O’Connor Gallery provides a relaxing and judgment-free zone to browse, learn and explore. No matter who you are or where you come from, our doors will always be open to you. So, stop in for a chat and sit a while. We look forward to meeting you!
"Art has the power to ground us and make us gentler, more empathetic, more emotionally intelligent people. In today’s world, we don’t often make time to slow down and truly experience art the way it deserves. To be able to look at a painting and not just walk by, but stop and allow ourselves to really feel those emotions and ask those questions. We’re living in incredible, terrible, interesting times. Stress has overtaken nearly everyone in this world, and that is reflective in much of the art we see today. So, take a few moments to stop. Sit. Look. Experience. If everyone did that, we’d all see just how beautiful and violent this world can be."
- Dennis O'Connor