At age sixty-five, I finally feel comfortable calling myself an artist. Strange perhaps, but I have always held artists in such high esteem, that I thought surely, I was not worthy.
I was mesmerized by the power and potential of art from the moment I picked up a crayon as a child, the adults instructing me to colour within the lines. I’m still in awe after years of eager exploration and experimentation, studying and learning from so many artists I admire. I’m still striving to reach farther, to take chances, to create art that makes a difference. Happily, colouring outside the lines has become my mantra.
Anna Horsnell SCA
Canadian painter of contemporary abstract art