Art Talk | Mieke
Our Featured Artist is Mieke.
How long have you been involved with this art process at Baptist Housing?
Moved to Shannon Oaks- Oak Bay a few years ago but I have worked with crafts and painting since a I was a young lady.
Who do you enjoy sharing or making art with?
Art was something in me. I was married with 4 children and yet my husband always encouraged and supported me. He would even cook so I could have time to pursue art.
Why do you like being an artist?
Art has a story for every season. For example when my father passed away I painted a passion flower and comforted me during that time. Or a landscape with trees in a distance could express a season of loneliness. There is always a story to go with the art piece.
Who first inspired or taught you this craft?
I studied portraiture at Goward House School. I was often inspired when I spent 8 years living in Nigeria and taught art to children.
Any advice for future artists?
Get a husband that encourages you and make art with children!