Sunday, April 26, 2009


It is time to feature another great artist and WWAO friend, Betty Refour.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My favorite color as a child was yellow orange. It had to be on everything I drew. I wanted to be a Fashion Designer. Coco Chanel was my idol. I loved the classic style to her designs. I went to design school and after I finished when I couldn't get a job as a Head Designer :), I pursued other interests. Some 15 years later after a back injury I started painting as a form of therapy. In the years since attending school I continued to draw, but I had never painted. When a friend asked me to design a card for her baby shower I got the idea to put my artwork on cards.
I lost my grandmother to Breast Cancer, my mother to Myeloma and my sister Rose has Autism so I am always looking for ways to advocate for these causes.

Rose and I are both primarily self taught and our work can be found in collections around the world. Rose is mostly non verbal and will often use art to express herself.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Real Gems


It's a bright sunny day and we are going to the river ( Fraser River). It's only a few minutes drive from our home in Rosedale , B.C.
My husband and I love walking along the river and looking for Agates.Every time I find one I get very excited. It's like finding a little Gem.
I't one of the most relaxing , rejuvinating and exhilirating experiences.

In the first 2 pictures you can see what they look like polished and the 3rd picture shows what they look like in their natural state.