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Frances Hessels


I have always been interested in art.   Drawing and painting has been a lifelong hobby.  After receiving my B.A and B. Ed., I taught for EPSB. Throughout my career I taught art along with other subjects to Elementary school children and used my interest in art to create teaching materials. 

Throughout the years, I enrolled in many adult art classes with the City Centre for Arts, Grant MacEwan, U of A, and EPSB.  I experimented with various media – pencil drawing, watercolour, acrylic, and oil.

After I retired, I joined the Edmonton Art Club in 2009.  I started to work in oils and entered paintings at the EAC shows.  They included Misericordia Hospital, Scotia Place, the Ottewell Centre, and The Japanese Cultural Centre.  I have sold work to private collections in Edmonton.

Most recently, I have been working with watercolours.  It is a medium that suits my style.  My paintings show the world as I see it.  I am intrigued by light.  Not only does it give shape and colour to objects but it creates shadows, reflections, and creates mood in a scene.  The transparency of watercolour portrays this.

My paintings show everyday human experiences.  They bring pleasure to me and I hope viewers can relate to them.