I was born in Red Deer, Alberta in 1948 and moved to London, Ontario at an early age. I majored in commercial art in high school at London Tech followed by the study of Architectual drafting.
I moved to New Brunswick in 1977 and rural New Brunswick winterscapes provided much of the catalyst for my watercolour works. The snow, with light reflecting and bouncing everywhere was the key element of each setting.
A lifelong Painter, who loves to capture emotions in the landscape. Over the years I have participated in and taught numerous art workshops, but am mostly self-taught. The late Robert Percival, a great artist and friend, provided much inspiration and instruction. Other artists such as Monet, Edward Hopper, Jack Reid, John Turner and Andrew Wyeth have left indelible impressions on me.
In 1993 I moved to Ontario and was neither settled nor inspired there, Then in 1998, I moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia. With the Ocean, Valleys and Mountains always changing, there is a painting around every corner, an electric and addictive atmosphere. In my painting I attempt to capture the emotions of the setting, the scenery just follows along.
I have had numerous group and solo shows over the years and presently have works of art in private collections in Canada, England, France, Japan, Scotland, Hong Kong and the United States. Current works on display at my home studio and online.
Wanda F Hawse