I have to thank my dad for my love of art. So thank
you Dad! When I was 13, he gave me my first art kit, which consisted of
Grumbacher oil paints and brushes in a wooden case. The wooden case I still use
today! My first painting was from the album cover of Stairway to Heaven which
has a hermit on it.
I had the great fortune to meet my dear friend
Lorraine Dear in my mid-twenties. She was a great inspiration to me. We would
get together at each other’s homes regularly in the evenings and paint. We had
several art shows in my basement on Centre Street in Aurora along with members
of the Pine Tree Potters. It was a lot of fun.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to find that
special place, which is a hard think to find, where you can totally relax and
feel comfortable and inspired. The first was with Lorraine, the second with
Mrs. Sheppard who ran workshops in Schomberg, and presently with Judy Sherman
at Sherman J. Studio on Temperance Street in Aurora. All have inspired me and
have helped me grow.
I still love to paint with oils. I have tried many
mediums including watercolour, pen & ink, pencil, folk art, stained glass,
and paper tole, but always returned to oils. I am inspired by nature. I have
participated in several art shows in Aurora, Schomberg, and the GTA.
At present, I am excited to be part of Local Colour
Aurora. I especially enjoy the company of all the talented artists in the group
and look forward to the many years to come.
Photo courtesy of David Falconer
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