Verna's interest in art began at an early age on a farm south of Unity, Saskatchewan, where she remembers glorious sunsets across the prairie sky. This beginning resulted in a life-long pursuit to capture realistic and semi-abstract images in nature. In her own words, she describes her painting...

"It is my hope that my paintings may reflect and capture some of the beauty, the order and the harmony found in nature and in the world around us."

Verna paints in oils, acrylics and watercolors depending upon the nature of the subject. Since she has lived in a variety of places in Canada and abroad, her paintings represent various topics from landscapes to seascapes, from still life to portraits. In recent years the disappearance of the prairie elevators prompted Verna to paint a series of them in memory of her parents and many other pioneers who farmed and settled the prairies. The Alberta landscape continues to be her prime motivation for painting. She feels that under the prairie skies, no scene can be duplicated as the light and sky conditions constantly change providing a chance for endless inspiration.

Verna received her Art & Design diploma from the Red Deer College and has taken numerous art workshops. She is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and belongs to several art affiliated groups. Solo exhibitions of her elevator series were shown at the Harcourt House in Edmonton and The Gallery in Red Deer, Alberta. She has participated in numerous group and juried exhibitions in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton and Vancouver. Her paintings have been purchased by individuals, by corporations and by Alberta Culture.

Verna currently works out of her studio near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. She participates in an 'Open Studio Tour' in the Rocky area and the public is welcome to visit her studio on July 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2010. For more details, refer to www.rockystudiotour.com

 

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Harbour Morning
Oil
18" x 36"


Summer Rain
Oil
24" x 30"


 

 



 

Summer Solstice
Oil
24" x 30"


Still Life About Art
Acrylic
16" x 20"


 


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05-Sep-10