Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Playing with Watercolours

Early in July while my best friend was visiting, I dug 
out my water colour paints and paper and blew the dust 
off of everything. I felt a bit rusty at first but quickly 
became engrossed with the picture you see above. 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Pynelogs 100th Anniversary Celebration
My grandmother and I pose in front of the 12" x 12" painting that I donated for the celebration. The painting depicted my Grandmother, Jean Cartwright (Kennedy) when she was a nurse at the Lady Elizabeth Memorial Hospital ( present day Pynelogs). 100 tickets were sold at $100.00 each and guaranteed that the ticket holder would leave with one of the canvases at the end of the night. My Grandmother was one of those ticket holders.

My father, Colin Cartwright and my Aunt Carol (Berube) were born at the Lady Elizabeth Memorial Hospital. 

The tickets were drawn randomly and a good friend of my Grandmothers, Helen Kipp, was drawn first. She was able to choose first from the gallery of 100 pieces of art. Helen rushed over to the painting of my Grandmother and staked her claim. She then turned to us and said that she was giving the painting to my Grandmother. She said that she thought it should stay in the family. What a beautiful and generous thing to do!

Myself and Helen Kipp at Pynelogs on July 19th, 2014

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

A glimpse into the past.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pynelogs in 
Invermere, B.C. It is presently the cultural hub of the 
Columbia Valley. In years past it was used as a 
hospital and a care home for the mentally disabled and 
the elderly. Pictured below is my grandmother, 
Jean Cartwright, she was a nurse at the Lady 
Elizabeth Memorial Hospital (Pynelogs). 
I decided to paint a portion of this photo 
as my donation to the 100 years celebration.

This 12" x 12" canvas will be one of a hundred original 
pieces of art that will be drawn by ticket holders during
the celebrations at Pynelogs on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. 

Hope to see you there for wine, music 
and dancing under the stars!