Genevieve featured in the December 2007 issue of Somerset Studio Magazine.
I began drawing and painting around the year 2000 after retiring from a 30 year career in Education. I had always been interested in art and retired early to pursue what has become my passion. I am particularly interested in the figure and regularly attend life drawing sessions, and, as a result, the figure has become the subject of many of my paintings. I am drawn to paintings that have some element of narrative and that demonstrate an imaginative approach to the subject matter. Many of my ideas come from hours of ‘playing’ with different media and drawing from my imagination. I like to work with a variety of media - acrylic, ink, watercolour, paper and thread. Many of my paintings are whimsical and I focus on elements in my life from which I derive a great deal of happiness.
I have been in several juried shows and in 2004 I was awarded signature status (AFCA) at the Federation of Canadian Artists. I have been part of several private shows - ‘Through the Garden Gate’ with Doreen King in May 2003; my own one woman show ‘A Commitment to Colour, Whimsy and the Imagination’ at the Hillside Community Gallery in October 2004; ‘Triple Play’ at the Fort Gallery with Kelaine Divine and Claire Moore in June 2005; and in October 2005 ‘Expression Times Five’ with Sandra Taylor, Miriam Friedberg, Donna Wright and Shirley Rampton at the Tsawassen Long House Gallery . I was also a participant in the summer gallery at the Federation Gallery in 2006.
More information on my background and exhibitions is found in my resume