Gena LaCoste is a watercolour and oil painter, living in Medicine Hat Alberta, and she creates western art filled with life and light. Welcome to her web-site, where she will show you how she sees and interprets the new and vibrant, beautiful and diverse life that has evolved here on the Canadian prairies over the past 2 centuries.
Gena LaCoste was born and raised here, into a ranching family….. the people, the wild places, animals and the lifestyle have profoundly influenced who she is and the filter through which she interprets life. Gena started trying to draw and paint all these things while still a pre-schooler, and it has continued to be a compulsion throughout her life.
” I’m so grateful to all the fabulous artists who have mentored and instructed me and all the friends and family who have supported me and my work in every meaningful way possible.” In addition to leaning from other artists, much of what she know, Gena has learned by teaching. She teaches privately and in workshop sessions, and says many of her best ideas come through her interactions with her students.
This web-site shares with you the unique way that Gena connects with the people, animals and places she is surrounded by, hoping to help us hang onto the rich culture of family farms and ranches and the lifestyle that’s come down to us through them.