IN THE GARDEN EXHIBIT
FEBRUARY 11th TO FEBRUARY 24th, 2016
Growing up on the windswept prairies of central and southern Alberta, to discover a wildflower was a rare and delightful moment as a child. My grandma Violet (aptly named), my mother and aunts all delighted in the beauty of the flower and even after a day of toiling on the farm, they found the time to create gardens full of flowers. My grandma’s garden was a magical place, with slate pathways, rock gardens and secret hiding places. The pond teemed with colourful fish and lilypads. I grew up in a world that hummed with life, where nature and people thrived in harmony.
For this exhibit, I have created mostly watercolour paintings from my garden and from my imagination, expressing the magic of a summer day in the garden. Watercolour’s transparency and vibrant colour helps to portray my passion for gardens and the beauty of nature. I wish to evoke a feeling of peace and a sense of time standing still in a place of tranquility.
Follow me through the gate and around the corner …
For you, Claudia, my gardening soul sister.