Have You Ever Heard of Emily Carr?

I had never heard about the painter, Emily Carr until Eileen came home from one of her trips to Seattle and told me a friend took her to see an exhibit of Emily Carr's paintings.

 This is a painting by Emily Carr called the Gravel Pit.

This is a painting by Emily Carr called the Gravel Pit.

So I became interested in Emily Carr.  She was an amazing woman! She was born in 1871 and she was a painter, writer and an environmentalist at a time when women were not that independent.  She loved the indigenous culture of British Colombia and struck out on her own to visit and paint the art, totems and landscapes she found in the rustic villages of the native people. You can read about her here https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/travel/vancouver-victoria-emily-carr.html  She is quite a talented artist who worked in watercolor as well as oil.  The painted a wide variety of subjects and she didn't become well know until her later years.  She ran a rooming house at one point to support herself.  Many books have been written by her and about her.  

I am really pleased that we will have an opportunity to see some of Emily Carr's artwork and visit her home on my Watercolor Travel Painting Tour to Victoria, B.C. April 3-10, 2018. If you want to know more about the trip, click this link and it will take the Canada Trip page.  http://www.barbararothanywhereart.com/canada/