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Artist of the Month: "Kings and horses"

Ted Burnside with his artwork

We have a new artist in November at the Manotick Branch: Ted Burnside, who has been the art gallery coordinator for the Manotick Branch recently.  Ted's acrylic paintings of rural subjects, particularly farm animals, is very indicative of his background.  Born and raised on a farm near Madoc in Hasting County, Ted had achieved his Masters degree and  Ph.D. in Animal Genetics, and served for 32 years on the faculty of the University of Guelph.  He was the founding Director of a Centre for the Genetic Improvement of Livestock and as Professor in the Animal Science department with achieved world renown for his work in animal genetics.

Upon Ted's retirement, he continued his love for animals through his art. He studied at the Caladium Arts Centre at Lake Placid, New York and has recently joined the Manotick Art Association.

Ted Burnside and his gallery of beautiful art

Our last month's artist of the month is Sheila King.  A well-known individual in Manotick's art community, Sheila has been involved with the Manotick Art Association for 21 years and was the involved with the Manotick Branch Library in organizing the displays there for many years.  Her art began with watercolour, but in recently years has become enamored of acrylics as well.  The library has seen her participate in many of the art programs offered here which demonstrates her willingness to explore other art methods.

Sheila King displaying two samples of her artwork in front of the puzzle art display.