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A Drink from a Stream
by Elfrida Schragen




Elfrida Schragen

Elfrida’s interest in art started early as the daughter of professional artist, C.W. Kettlewell. Color, design, layout and self expression was a constant thread through dinner conversations. Growing up in Ontario with a famous artist father had challenges as in loving ignorance her
father tried to teach, even actually draw on Elfrida’s work. The family lived in a rural setting, grew up with horses, animals and all the trappings of small town thinking (the influence of the country life strongly influenced her present plein air works).
She attended McGill University in Montreal, earnings degree in general arts. Ultimately Efrida moved to Victoria British Columbia to work with children in various facilities as both a teacher and a social worker, at the same time continuing her education in bioenergetics, Rogerian therapy, and Bodynamics. Living a full life, she raised a family on a farm with chickens, pigs and horses for 8 years. At the age of forty she decided to pursue a career as an art therapist and was directed to take a couple of drawing courses by the art therapy school. Thus was her love of creating re-kindled.

Artist's statement:

Elfrida began by using acrylics in the mid 80's, went on to sculpture in the 90's, then pastels and finally settled into oils. “I am basically rag-tag taught”, she says, “I have attended a few workshops over the years, look intently at paintings everywhere, watch the occasional you-tube and chat to my fellow artists. My preferred subject matter has expanded from portraiture to plein-air and just about anything where light and line catch my fancy.

A Drink from a Stream

Size: 61 X 46 cm

Frame: Unframed

Medium: Oil on canvas

Price: CAD750.00

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