Education: Self-taught western watercolourist and oil painter, having studied with many artists:
Charles Reid, John Farnsworth, Bev Tosh, Liz Wiltzen, Donna MacLean, David Moore and others
Honours , Awards:
– Gena has served as Poster Artist for 2003, ‘04 & ’06 07 and 2008 Medicine
Hat Exhibition & Stampede & Kamloops Cowboy Festival , 2011
-feature artist, Canadian Cowboy Country magazine and TV show, Horses All Magazine and Northern Horse Review.
-Recipient Lillian Nunn Award, University of Alberta, 2002 and 2003
– Alberta Foundation For the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
– The Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery
– private collections across Canada, England, Scotland, France, N. Zealand, Thailand as well as many US States,
-Mr. Ron Mannix collection for The Hyatt Hotel, Calgary, Ab.
– Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation Shows, 1980, 81, 83
– Ranchlands & Badlands Show 1996 through-2004
– “Sagebrush & Porcelain” joint show with watercolourist, Anne Page, Medicine Hat
Cultural Centre Gallery, April 2000
– “Gifts of the Prairie Landscape” solo show, Framing & Art Center, Medicine Hat,
– Solo show, “West of the New Millennium” Med. Hat Museum & Art Gallery, July 2003
– Solo exhibitions, Terra Cotta Gallery, Black Diamond, Ab.’05, 06, 07 &
– Solo exhibition, “In the Clear Light of Day” @ the Medicine Hat Museum
& Art Gallery, 2011
Affiliations: Member Alberta Society of Artists
Showing At: Blue Rock Gallery, Black Diamond, Ab.
Inspire Gallery, Medicine Hat
Cactus Clay At Gallery, Medicine Hat, Ab
Cypress Hills Winery, Sk.
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