Gena LaCoste

#18 Ross Heights Place, S.E.,                                                                     Medicine Hat, Ab.T1B 2E5


Self-taught artist with many workshops, includi

–  Life drawing, Bev Tosh,1989

– Watercolour with Donna MacLean, 1996

– Painting in the Landscape, David More, at “Series”  , Red Deer  College Summer Art School, 2001

– The Creative Process with George Glenn, summer  ’02.

– Water Media with Jean Pederson, Jan. 2003.

–  Horses in Motion with John Farnsworth, Taos N. Mex. Aug  02

–  Flowers in Acrylic and Watercolour with Brent Laycock ‘04

–  Recipient of a 2 month Artist’s Residency at “The Mill Atelier & Art  Gallery” Santa Fe New Mexico, March & April, 2002.

-Workshop in Bordeaux France, 2010; Kathy Dunham and John Farnsworth

-Workshop with Charles Reid, Santa Fe, N.Mex.  October 2010

-Portraits in Oil with Liz Wiltzen  2012

Gena has served as Poster Artist for 2003, ‘04 & ’06  07 and 2008 Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede and For the Kamloops Cowboy Festival in 2011.

daily painter and blogger since January 1st 2011.

Gena has  2 watercolours, in the Alberta Foundation For the Arts Collection in Edmonton,  2 in the collection of the Esplanade in Medicine Hat, in private collections as far east as Toronto, in England,Scotland,   France,  and  N. Zealand, Thailand as well as many US States.

She was feature artist, Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine, Dec 2003, and Northern Horse Review, April 2005

Selected Shows:

– Stockmen’s  Memorial Foundation Shows, 1980, 81, 83,    and Best Drawing of Show, !983

-Ranchlands & Badlands Show 1996 through-2004

-“Sagebrush & Porcelain” joint show with  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. Sept/Oct.  ’05,  and June/July of ’06 and 07 & 2008.

-“In the Clear Light of Day” a show of a large body of work @ the Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery,2010


Mad Hatters Art Club

Member Alberta Society of Artists


Showing: Broken Spoke Gallery, Maple Creek, Sk.

Video with Gena, featuring a discussion of the book “Lonesome Dove”  With Limina and Chris: 

On line @    HYPERLINK “”, includes daily painting blog (link on hompage)  On Instagram @  gena_lacoste_art