Chenier Fine Arts is a treasure chest of all forms of artistic expression. A step inside introduces you to some of the best in Canadian artists. I have enjoyed creating my own personnel space, and the experienced and patient input from Debra helped me in finding my own sense of style.

Janie Leger


The gallery on Court Street, Chenier Fine Arts, is something of a Thunder Bay treasure. With her discerning eye, Debra brings in exquisite works of art, many of these from local artists. She is deeply passionate and knowledgeable about art, and can be depended upon to give excellent advice. Debra is also skilled at framing. She describes the right frame as “jewellery” for the art. She works tirelessly to find exactly the right frame for an art work. I have come to rely upon her attention to detail as well as her impeccable taste.

Margaret Williamson


Your gallery is excellent; the equivalent of what I have seen in Vancouver and or better. The work on display is amazing.

Thomas Graham


“New Collection – Chenier’s Top Gallery Artists” exhibit participating in “Urban Infill – Art in the Core”…feel & flavor of New York Galleries.

Gary Teren


Debra opened up a whole new world to me! She gave me the opportunity to bring beautiful pieces of art from around the world, into my home that I will treasure for a lifetime. She is someone who is very knowledgeable in her field, and will work endlessly until the perfect frame, mat, or wall colour is found.

Wendy Johner


A jewel of a gallery. Warm & friendly with a wonderful collection of Canadian art and a charming, knowledgeable consultant to answer any questions. Congratulations, Debra.

Rose Valigrosky


To reside in our home, pieces of fine art must connect with us in an intimate and personal way. Knowing that any piece that is chosen will occupy a space in our home for many years necessitates a careful consideration of the lasting impact the piece will contribute to our lives.

Chenier Fine Arts as developed by owner Debra Chenier honours the importance of a purchase of fine art by creating an intimate and relaxed environment that surrounds each guest with a fabulous variety of works in a wide variety of media. Debra’s passion for fine art will embrace you the instant you engage her in conversation. With her in-depth knowledge of Canadian and International artists Debra supports clients in their search for the perfect piece, whether in the gallery collection, or through the extensive contacts Debra has developed in the arts community over the years.

We believe that Chenier Fine Arts is the premier gallery in Thunder Bay and is a must visit for anyone looking to view and to purchase fine art.

Kim and Leslie Ransom, Marathon. Ontario


The arts play a very important role in the quality of life in our community. To keep the community vibrant, artists need a venue in which to exhibit and sell their work and community members an opportunity to interact with the work and hopefully to purchase.

Chenier Fine Arts is a new venue in the City with its owner, Debra Chenier coming from a long and respected line of gallery owners. Her parents once ran a business in the South ward known as “The Gallery of Fine Arts”. It is here that I bought my first piece of art – a significant moment in my lifetime. Over the years the Gallery became a favourite place to visit and Mrs. Chenier an admired friend.

It is moving to see her daughter follow in her footsteps. I know that her family experience, personal commitment, and training will bring the same pleasure to new generations of art buyers as her mother’s store once brought to me.

I wish Deb every success as she moves forward in her new business.

Donna Gilhooly


Debra Chenier’s amiable approach takes all the intimidation out of the art purchasing process. Her diverse inventory of works by nationally recognized artists, her interior design skills and her excellent craftsmanship in framing contribute to a satisfying and enjoyable experience for all who deal with her.

Linda Dell


With the opening of her gallery, Chenier Fine Arts, Debra Chenier has ushered in a distinctive and beautiful world of fine Canadian art to Thunder Bay and region. This cozy gallery with the mauve exterior and exquisite line of oil ?paintings, custom jewellry, and ceramics, is inviting to art aficionados and neophytes alike! Ms. Chenier will inspire you and put you at ease with her splendid knowledge of contemporary works of art, the artists behind them, and what you can do in the way of framing to ensure the best presentation of your selected work of art. One visit will bring you into a world of art and aesthetics unparalleled in the Northwest!

Allyson Shpirko


Congratulations to you, Debra, for successfully creating such an intimate and inviting gallery. Nestled into Thunder Bay North’s downtown Waterfront District, your welcoming nook is at once both relaxing and stimulating. Your significant experience, practised eye, and discriminating taste have brought together a delightful combination of excellent oils, watercolours, sculpture, prints, pottery, and jewellery that excite both the novice and experienced art collector while the space itself, complete with appealing background music, just gives one a hug. What fun! And what makes it even better is your own infectious enthusiasm and genuine love, not just for art, but also for assisting your clients. We are glad you are here. Long may the Chenier tradition of providing access to fine art continue to flourish!

Barb Viehbeck