Evelyn E. Harris
Evelyn is a retired swimming instructor and cake decorator. She
was married to Wilfred Harris for 61 years, and together they had four
children and twelve grandchildren. Many of her grandchildren
share her interest in art of various kinds.
Evelyn now resides in North York,
Ontario, but has lived in five provinces.
She loves travelling across Canada and painting the scenes she has
seen. She began painting in watercolours in 1980, after Judy
insisted she try the new medium. As an oil painter, Evelyn
considered watercolour "insipid," but it wasn't long before her oils
were put away and watercolour became a great favourite.
Evelyn paints a wide variety of subjects, including
animals, flowers, and landscapes. She has an excellent eye for
colour and the arrangement of flowers, in particular.
She has shown in Toronto and around the Peace Country and taught
painting and drawing in various schools. She has taken classes
from Zoltan Szabo, Jack Reid and Jake Mohl and Pauline Holancin.
She was a member of the Willowdale Group of Artists.
Now Evelyn divides her time between North York and Spirit River.
She enjoys camping and taking pictures in the West, but she has a
new great grandson in the East.
An example of Evelyn's cake decorating skill.