Ok, it’s time you know what really happened. . . . . .
How did I become an artist? Back about 12 years ago I enrolled my father, (then about 78 years old and starting to have dementia), into a watercolor class because he used to like to draw when he was a young man and I was looking for something he might enjoy doing. I took him to class and sat beside him with a book to read. Wow I saw all the fun they were having. . .
The paints, the colors, the creativity! It got me so excited and brought back the feelings of my first love - painting. Next session I enrolled and was painting along beside him.
In June of this year my father passed away. I’m sad but know that he is now resting in peace. For the last 5 years when he got worse and was pretty much house bound I really couldn’t go anywhere overnight. I was offered solo shows and other opportunities out of town which I had to decline but I don’t regret any of it, and am glad I was able to spend time with him in his last years.
But it’s because of him that I rediscovered the joy of painting. I can’t wait to get out of bed each morning so I can go into my studio. You know I truly believe when you do something to help someone else, you end up getting so much more in return. So I thank my dad for giving me the gift of art!
My very first painting to win an award and sell. This won the Mayor’s Choice Award and is part of the City of Richmond Hill Fine Art Collection and hanging in Richmond Hill City Hall.
I’ve since moved on to Pastel landscapes and acrylic mountains. I love painting so much, I find there’s just not enough hours in the day!
Don't forget, the draw for 'Evening's Embrace' will be on October 27, 2019. It will be here before you know it!
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!