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Colour for Your Life


"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

                                                                                                   Anais Nin


Meet Patt

As far back as I can remember I was always drawing and colouring! Growing up on a farm in Saskatchewan was often a lonely existence. Summers were long and isolating. I filled my days with making things, painting, sewing, creating in some way.

I often got into trouble for this and was constantly reminded to do my chores and then I could do what pleased me.

This instilled a message in me that I carried into my adulthood – creative activities were for when the work was done! One day I realized the work would never be done and I needed to do my work.

I started to set time aside to work on art. I took workshops in pottery, weaving, jewellery making, watercolour, silk painting, mixed media and eventually, I decided I wanted to paint.

For years I worked as a part-time artist while earning a living. In 2008 I decided it was time to make a change and my partner and I moved to Vancouver Island.

Now the time seemed right to take the plunge into becoming a full-time artist!

It has been a journey!

If you have always wanted to paint or pursue another creative activity – don’t put it off until the work is done! For many this means retirement.

The time to start is now!


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