Bert Weir painting “Wood Sprite” used as a poster by Whispering River Orchestra & Choir to announce spring concert.

The Bert Weir family is pleased Bert’s painting, Joy Pye Weed of the Summer Grasses Series has been accepted into the permanent collections of the Queen’s University School of Medicine.

When Bert was a student at the Ontario College of Art he had the opportunity to study anatomy from a cadaver.  He was so impressed he determined that he too would donate his body so that others could benefit. 

Joy Pye Weed, 2010 Summer Grasses Series, #002013 Oil on Canvas, 56 by 71 cm.

Bert’s body was accepted by the Queen’s University School of Medicine where he remained for two years following his passing.

The family of Bert Weir donated Joy Pye Weed to the School of Medicine in appreciation and in remembrance.

Bert Weir painting used as poster by Whispering River Orchestra to announce their Summer Solstice Gathering and Concert.

April 4 – May 28, 2022

9 Great North Road, Parry Sound, Ontario


Sunday-Monday CLOSED

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-8:30pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am-9pm

Whispering River Music presents

River Songs 2020

Bert Weir Days
Sustaining the Interface between Music, Art, & Nature

September 25 – 27, 2020 Foley Community Hall

Sunday Concert September 27, 3:00 p.m.

World Premier of Morning At The Bushwall  by Alan Torok Winner of the Bert Weir Commission Award 2020


(Albert George b. 1925, Sandwich ON) passed away March 23, 2018 (McKellar ON).

When he could no longer pick up a pencil Bert said to Joy “I can’t draw any more so what’s the point of being here?”  It was why he did all else.  It was what made him breathe in and out.  Making art was life to Bert.  He was a doer until the very end. 

 Bert spent his lifetime in the bush in Northern Ontario on a quest to depict the beauty, power and reality of nature in paint.  His passion for the flow of energy between himself and the delicate ecosystem of nature and his emotional response to it has been his life’s work.  Bert’s deep connection to nature both spiritually and physically was the core to his being.