When you visit the Gallery be sure to stop at the Gift Shop for some amazing items. We have many Homer Watson branded items from books, shirts, cards, and more. Plus we feature local artists to display and sell their creative works. Below is just a small sample of what we carry. Sorry no online purchases at this time.

Picture of book covers "An Artist Like Me" by Celia Vernal

Author’s Message

These picture books showcase the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists. What brings me the greatest sense of fulfillment is the ability to foster meaningful conversations among children about being creative.

As an author, artist, and art educator, my primary objective is to inspire those around me through my books and art. I also promote representation and diversity in art education. Witnessing the smiles on the faces of my new readers and hearing about the insightful discussions that have arisen from their readings and art creation is a source of immense joy.

I sincerely hope that you and your children derive great enjoyment from the books. Thank you for your continued support.

Celia Vernal

Tea with Phoebe
Comic Book

“Tea with Phoebe” is a comic book written by Christine Slattery and illustrated by Ralf Wall. Join Homer’s sister, Phoebe, as she gives you a tour of the Gallery. You’ll learn about Homer, his work, Phoebe’s creative passions, and have fun with activity pages. Great for all ages!


Colour with Homer
Activity Book

Jam packed with over 30 pages of word searches, mazes, historical facts and of course colouring pages of famous Watson paintings! And of course a paper cut-out of the Old Mill that you can put together. Fun for both children and adults!


The Landscapes of Homer Watson

This book features many of Homer Watson’s paintings


Doon School of Fine Arts

After Phoebe Watson passed away, the house become a famous art school. 


Tee Shirts

We’re blowing out all of our tee shirt stock. Limited sizes and styles available!


Evan Lott
Tie Dye Tees

Evan creates his pieces with such love and care that it is hard for him not to give them away to his favourite people. His goal is to create fun t-shirts for people of every age. Each Splashy Designs T-shirt is unique, one-of-a-kind, hand dyed, and sure to brighten your day while wearing it! Evan has graciously donated his shirts to the HWHG and we thank him for his support.


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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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