My newest little art student in my studio (age 7) recently completed this shadow box. She gave it to her family for a Christmas gift. I was so delighted with how it turned out! It accurately represents her world view I think... She's a bright girl who is so sweet and kind and cheerful. To begin with, I had this student create a paper mache model of herself. She looked at a photo that I took of her on my iPad for reference. While that dried she began working on the background with watercolour. We formed the trees and flowers separately and glued them in.
I live in Southern Ontario on a farm with my husband, Dennis, and our two daughters. Painting out of my studio on our farm allows me to stay close to my family and to be surrounded by the natural landscape that continues to influence my work.