It’s time to shine
Seaview Manor artists will host art show on Thursday
Viola Morrison said it’s a great feeling to have someone purchase your artwork.
Morrison, 81, a resident of Seaview Manor in Glace Bay and a member of the manor’s art group, was painting an owl Thursday, in preparation for the group’s upcoming art show.
“Last year a woman drove out to the art show from Sydney and bought an owl I painted,” Morrison said. “So I decided to do another one.”
Morrison enjoys being part of the art group.
“I love doing wildlife but scenery is my favourite.”
The art show takes place in the Munroe Room at Seaview on Thursday from 1-4 p.m.
Artist and facilitator Cecilia McIntosh said many of the artists will have pieces for sale.
“They are very proud of their work and would really like the public to come and see it.”
The art group was formed after McIntosh contacted Seaview Manor to volunteer.
“I found out they didn’t have an art program so I started one.”
McIntosh meets with the seniors once a week. The seniors pick out pictures they’d like to paint and McIntosh draws the picture on a canvas, mixes the colours and helps them paint.
She said it might not be what some people consider real art but to the seniors it is very real.
“To them they are painting, being creative and are very proud of what they do,” she said.
“They are amazed at their accomplishments sometimes. It gives them a finished piece of artwork framed that they can give to loved ones.”
She said the most popular things they like to paint are flowers, birds and animals.
“They tell me they wish they had done something like that when they were younger, they love it.”
Margaret Reid, 94, originally of Dutch Brook, has been part of the art group for three years.
“All I ever painted before I came to the manor is my cupboards,” she said laughing. “I enjoy it, it’s something to do.”
She has painted everything from winter scenes to birds and trees but she is really proud of a vase that was reflected in water.
“My sister-in-law asked if she could have it. It was beautiful, I’m going to do another one.”
Reid said it’s a proud moment when someone purchases one of your pieces.
“It means someone else besides yourself thinks you have done a good job.”
A few of the paintings by residents of the Seaview Manor art group that will be on display at the manor’s art show on Thursday.
Viola Morrison, 81, a resident of Seaview Manor, shows a painting of an owl that will be on display at the manor’s art show.