Agnes has been a local resident of the Peace Country for most of her life. She is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of seven grandchildren. After her retirement from a 20 plus-years career as a teacher, she has now become devoted to a new passion; acrylic painting. A self-taught artist, McDonald has improved her craft by dedicating herself to spend many hours painting, reading books and watching various artists on TV and You Tube. She has also taken a few art lessons.
She predominately paints landscapes with colors that are both bold and vibrant. By observing nature’s beauty both at home and first-hand during her many trips to the Caribbean and British Columbia, she tries to capture the images that inspire her. Among a variety of elements, sunrises, sunsets and water will be found in most of her works.
- member of Artists’ North, a Grande Prairie group of artists
- has shown her art work in GP Stompede ‘Call for Artists’ show, Beauty of the Peace contest and at the Beaverlodge Western Art Show
- donations to The Festival of Trees for the past 4 years
- Creative Center for the Arts (Artists’ North Show) Feb. 1/2019