Artist Away: Paper Conservator Accepted to Artist's Residency Program

by Lee Churchill, Paper Conservator

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My name is Lee Churchill, at the Glenbow Museum I am the Paper Conservator but in my spare time I am also a painter and printmaker. This summer I applied to the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus Artists' Residency in Saskatchewan and was accepted to go from 25 August to 1 September. The Emma Lake Artists' Workshops are quite famous and though the Residencies are less well known they are still an excellent opportunity to meet other artists and to spend a week just making art.

While I was there I went for walks and hikes to make field studies that I then turned into larger, more finished works in the studio. The painting behind me is the view from the airplane between Calgary and Saskatoon, and the one I am holding is of an "Artist's Bracken" that I found one morning. While I was there I was able to forget about everything else and concentrate solely on creating. By the end of the week I had eight finished paintings and numerous sketches to keep working from now that I have returned home.

Lee Churchill, Glenbow Paper Conservator

Glenbow Paper Conservator, Lee Churchill, with her art work created at the Emma Lake Kenderdine Campus Artists' Residency Program.

To learn more about the Emma Lake Kenderfline Campus Artists' Residency, visit their website


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