Some Muskoka artists are well known in and around the area, in Ontario and across the country. This may not be the case for my friend, world class sculptor Haysam (Sam) Haytaoglu. Though not as recognized as other area artists, Sam is living and working in Port Carling, Ontario, but his work can be seen around the world from Turkey (where he’s from), to Germany, Dubai and Toronto.
Sam is a talented painter, decorative artist and teacher, but his sculptures and bronzes are my favourites. Particularly outstanding are his sculptures and reliefs of horses. The photos really don’t do them justice.
He participated in one of the Muskoka Spring and Fall Studio tours while I was living up there. Keep and eye out for him in the Spring Tour.