Enns Barn Painting Collection: Installment 3 of 5

Throughout June, Ontario Barn Preservation is pleased to bring to you barn paintings from the collection of David and Sandy Enns – enjoy!

Please note that the copyright of the paintings is held by the artists or their estates. Thank you David and Sandy for sharing these images and compiling the related information. It would be very interesting indeed to know how many of the 15 barns illustrated within this collection have survived to this day.

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Hello, my name is David Enns. I started collecting the paintings back in 1987. Back then I had started my own real estate appraisal firm in 1984. Over time, I specialized in the appraisal of large commercial farm operations in Eastern Ontario. Earlier, growing up in Brampton, we had a 175 acre farm SE of Erin where my dad had converted a bank barn into a broiler barn in the early 60s. Unfortunately, that barn is now gone. I’ve always admired the skill and craftsmanship that went into building these barns that were erected without the use of modern power tools.

Keene Ridge by James Keirstead, 7"x14", watercolour, purchased 1983, location: Keene
Keene Ridge by James Keirstead, 7″x14″, watercolour, purchased 1983, location: Keene
Century Barn by James Keirstead, 10.5"x14", watercolour, purchased 1996, location: unknown
Century Barn by James Keirstead, 10.5″x14″, watercolour, purchased 1996, location: unknown
Winter's Grip by Valerio Ragga, 12"x18", watercolour, 1987, location: unknown
Winter’s Grip by Valerio Ragga, 12″x18″, watercolour, 1987, location: unknown

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