16″ x 20″ x 1.5″ gallery wrap acrylic on canvas.
This barn looked so tired and old as we drove by in Smoky Lake, Alberta. It called out to be painted.
I was born in Edmonton, Alberta November 18th,1946. I grew up on a small farm with my three brothers and two sisters. We enjoyed a quiet life where our playground was nature. Helping my parents tend to the animals and the fields at planting and harvest. I attended the same grade school for 13 years in Kinuso, Alberta.
After graduation, began my nurses training in Edmonton, Alberta. I married my grade 12 sweetheart after I graduated from nursing in 1968. I then began a 36 year nursing career. We have two boys, who are now adults with their own families. (four grandchildren).
After retiring, art naturally became a hobby, as I have always had a desire to paint. I began collecting photos and formulating ideas for paintings. I had no formal training for painting I now had lots of time available. By triaI and error, I began by copying nature and learning how to mix color. I watched several T.V. art programs for ideas and methods which helped a lot. Today, I am still passionate about painting and hope to continue improving for as long as I live.
Since I got my first box of paint in grade school, I have wanted to paint. It was no surprise to my husband or myself that once I retired from Nursing, I would pursue my passion to paint pictures. By age 45 I had the time, our boys were grown, I had a space to set up my painting supplies, so I began in earnest.
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