This past week I had two of my woodland paintings in the juried Norfolk Artsco Art Competition at the Norfolk County Fair. While I didn't place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd with the judges, I did win the "People's Choice Award" (everyone who passes through this building has the opportunity to vote on their favourite piece of art). I found this very encouraging and affirming. While I do not choose my subjects or style based on what I think would 'please the viewer', it's nice to know that people in general appreciate what I enjoy painting. So if you are one of those people that voted for me, thanks!!
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.