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Flower Child - a bit of whimsy
Flower Child - a bit of whimsy

Forever and always I have adored pretty things. To be present in beautiful environments fills me with joy. In Weyburn, Saskatchewan where I grew up, art was not “taught” as a subject so it didn't occur to me to pursue this endeavour. A single experience early in adulthood answered any questions I might have had as to my artistic ability. It was abysmal; the end of it.

Or so I thought. Rounding a corner on a road that was not really a road a few years ago in Iceland, I came upon an ancient bicycle decorated with hanging baskets of flowers. My immediate reaction was, “I want to paint this!". That bolt out of the blue came as a shocker. But it was the catalyst that started my foray into the wonderful world of art and oil painting.

Married to Bob for what seems like my whole life - 53 years - we have three sons who reside in the US, and five wonderful grandchildren. My former “incarnations” are RN, owner of a disability case management company, and founder of Curves in Canmore. Becoming a Zumba instructor has been added to my current bag of tricks. The best is yet to come......

The riverside Loosey Goosey Art Studio & Gallery is located at 733 - 2nd Street in Canmore, Alberta.