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The Collector's Gallery - Fine Canadian Art

Group 9
Richard Joseph Anuszkiewicz
Folk Art
Wesley W. Bates
Adolf Benca
Michael Burns
Canadian School
Ken Christopher
Cindy Delpart
Greg Franko
Michael Janzen
Cameron Roberts and Jean Pederson
Mitchell Keirstead
Susan Kristoferson
Bill Laing RCA
Grant Leier
Degen Lindner
Glen Loates RCAe
Jane Lydbury
Harold Lyon
Mary Jo Major
Irma Makariunate
Robert Francis Michael McInnis
Alisdair Monro
Milena Moriani
Pauline Paquin IAF
J.R. Pearce
Marcia Perkins
Jane Ash Poitras
Greg Pyra ASA
Cameron Roberts SFCA ASA
Robert Savoie
Aaron Sidorenko
Joan Hall Staseson
Anne Wanda Tessier
Keith Thomson
John Will RCA
Elaine Funnell

Elaine Funnell - Mockup of Community Kitchen Wall-Paper - Native Alberta Edible Plants 2019
Mockup of Community Kitchen Wall-Paper - Native Alberta Edible Plants 2019
Elaine Funnell - Native Alberta Edibles Plants 2019
Native Alberta Edibles Plants 2019
9.8 x 7.3 in.  watercolour & ink 

Please email the gallery to view more works by Elaine Funnell.

Elaine is a self-taught botanic watercolour artist living in six acres of beautiful old growth forest. Her love of nature and especially native Alberta plants, has been her inspiration and focus for each of her botanic watercolour paintings.
Preferring to work from life, using watercolour and graphite pencil allows her to accurately capture the fine details of plants such as the Wild Red Raspberries, Brittlegill Mushrooms, Saskatoon, and many other native plants blending fine art and science reminiscent of the early 18th century botanic illustrators. She enjoys the precision of detail and the trueness of colour to bring her subjects to life.
The inclusion of insects not only adds a whimsical touch to her work but also illustrates the environmental connection between beneficial insects and the plants on which they thrive. It is her desire that her work will draw attention to the importance of our native plants, to our survival, and the need to save and protect the carefully balanced ecosystem that involves us all.
She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Canadian Society of Artists, and a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada.
Her work can be found in public and private collections in Alberta and elsewhere.

Artist Statement

“ This project is important to me because of the YMCA Mission Statement:

Their original mission statement adapted in 2009 reads…. “The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”

I feel it is an honour to have been selected to be part of this new facility and for all that it stands for.“