Photo of tree in bloom by Wendi Nordell

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An Artist's Statement


"We must go back to ourselves, and when we have joy and peace in ourselves our creations of art will be quite natural and they will serve the world in a positive way" - Thich Nhat Hanh

I can not remember a time when I did not draw or paint. When I was very little I remember it being a way to keep  myself from being 'bored'. My grandmothers both kept pens and paper around for me, and my sister and brother to scribble on. I was always drawing, when I drew a picture it was more than that to me usually. It was a story in my mind and I would illustrate it, that way my thoughts came to life. My parents were very nurturing of my talents, as a teenager I would draw all over my bedroom walls and then painted a life size Batman on my brother's bedroom wall. I enjoyed my art classes in high school and the art club and in the evenings, rather than studying I would find myself drawing or sketching. I attended the Alberta College of Art for a year, but quit after realizing that wasn't the path I wanted to be on. I got married and for the last 19 years my favorite works of art have been my three amazing kids! However, as I find them needing me less and less the images in my mind get stronger and come to me more often. I am quite excited to begin this new chapter of more time for my artwork and so that is where you find me now!


Wendi Nordell, Oct 2015

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