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Carolyn Feir lives close to Elk Island Park in scenic Strathcona County, east of Edmonton, Alberta - a naturalist artist’s paradise.

Pursuing a life long desire to paint, she took lessons in 2000 from Brenda Young, and in 2002 attended a workshop with California artist Charles White. She is primarily self-taught, utilizing her extensive library of art books and magazines. In 2006 she began a comprehensive two year course with The Art School of Minneapolis.

She prefers the richness of oils. “Simply Elegant”, “Crème de la Crème”, “Banana Leaf Window” and “Alberta Rose” are her first attempts at watercolour. Not satisfied with trying just watercolour, she combined it with the unique techniques of bleach in to ink and Sgrafitto.

A realist painter, Carolyn enjoys painting portraits of wildlife, people, horses and cowboys, religious, scenes of bygone days, flowers and gardens.

In 2001 she won ribbons for her work, achieving 8 and 9 points out of 10 in the Danish standards method of judging, at a County Fair. Out of 25 competitors in a wildlife art contest in 2005, she won 3rd place for her depiction of Red Fox.

Artist’s Statement: “Talents are gifts God gives us, to enjoy and to share with others the beauty and wonder of His incredible creation. If I capture just a minute portion of His intention and pass it on, then the joy He has given me can also be yours.”

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