I love creating beautiful things through my art by using various techniques. I was born on a farm just outside of Mitchell and have lived my entire life here in Perth County. My husband and I raised our three children in Mitchell and our two grandchildren live in Shakespeare. So you can guess where my loyalties lie. They are right here where my roots are. I know I’m dating myself when I tell you that my first eight years of schooling were delivered in a one room school house. I still remember my first and probably only art lesson as a child. Mrs. Jean Gibson was the teacher. I was in Grade one. I was fascinated to watch her sketch on the blackboard and try to teach us how to draw the human body. I loved art then, but you know how it is sometimes, life gets in the way of dreams. Years passed and I didn't think about it anymore.

But on my 50th birthday I decided it was time for me. I started with a weekend class in St. Marys’ taught by Anna Koot and she introduced me to Ellen Erenberg at Honoured Mountain Studio. I signed up for 8 weeks of lessons and was hooked. Needless to say, I stuck with it. I learned watercolour, classical drawing techniques, acrylic, and then dabbled in pen & ink and oils on my own. The thing with art is that not everyone likes the same thing so I can create things that pull at something in my heart and I hope that it strikes something in you too. Enjoy!!

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Owner  Valerie Chessell

Phone  519.348.9692
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Location: Mitchell, ON, Canada