Studio sign board

Although art, and in particular, oil painting, has always been a major interest for Louise, it had always been considered as "some thing to look forward to in retirement years".  Working full time, raising children, and moving from city to city did not diminish the interest in painting, although there were decade long gaps between bouts of instruction.

Teachers such as Gertrude Keane, Irene Poskitt and presently James Picard provided expert advice, all suggesting that spending more time painting would yield better results.

In 2006, it became apparent that the "looking forward to" was still happening, but retirement was not.  Consequently, the North Shore Artists' Guild soon had a new member dedicated to putting more time into studying and painting. 

Since that time, Louise's paintings have been juried and shown at various venues.  These have included:
  • Ferry Building Gallery
  • Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver
  • Annual Fine Arts Sale at Parkgate Community Centre in North Vancouver
  • Annual Spring Art Show at the West Vancouver Community Centre
  • Seymour Art Gallery at Lonsdate Quay 
  • West Vancouver Library
  • St. Stephen's Church
  • Two shows at the Klee Wyck Artist's Centre with a fellow artist
  • Shows at the Park Royal and Capilano Malls
  • Brushstrokes Gallery at Lonsdale Quay
  • West Vancouver Senior Centre
Louise's work,  "Resisting Improvement" received the Peoples' Choice Award at the Ferry Building Gallery Show, and "Indian Summer" won that award at a Park Royal Mall Show.

In 2009, the jurists at the University Women's Club chose 24 of Louise's paintings for an opening reception and month long exhibition at Hycroft House in October 2010. 

The University Women's Club supports emerging artists and apparently emergence does not have an expiry date!

The "looking forward to"  is still alive and well, "emerging" is still going on, but retirement has still not happened.  So Louise's easels and paintings are still happily sharing space with the two Steinway grands and the piano students in her music studio.
Please select one of the two galleries in the menu on the left to see her recent work, and for items that have already been sold
To contact the artist, please use the E-Mail Me item in the menu




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