The three paintings that I submitted to the Central Zone show held earlier this year in Sherwood Park, were promoted to this event in Red Deer. There are three zones in Alberta, which means this group of paintings exhibit the best of the three shows.
I think that is why I was super-duper thrilled to learn that in Red Deer, this piece won the Martha Houston award! I was not expecting more!
It is really pleasing to listen to people chat about my work while they look at it. Watching them light up as they study a painting, and knowing that I have painted something special that touches their heart.
Painting, for me, is about capturing emotion, spreading it with pastel, and reflecting it into the hearts of the viewer.
To be honoured with this fabulous award is truly, the icing on the cake.