Art & Artifacts of India
Ann Louise Smith - Lindsay
April 1 - April 26, 2014
Saturday April 5 at 2 pm
Artist and author, Ann Louise Smith had dreams of becoming an artist many years ago even though she had not touched a brush to canvas.
Ann Louise began painting in 1995 when, after retiring, she joined an oil painting class in Florida. Since moving to Lindsay in 1998 she went on to try painting in watercolours as well as taking art classes through The Lindsay Gallery and travelling to P.E.I. for classes in watercolours and acrylics.
For several years Ann Louise has been extremely busy compiling a book about her Uncle,
Dr. Walter G. Anderson M.D., experiences during WW11, entitled “Canadian Missionary POW on the Death Railway” with the book being launched here in Lindsay in April 2009.
Ann Louise has found her speaking engagements throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes over the past five years to be very rewarding and looks forward to sharing her paintings and family treasurers with The Lindsay Gallery
“My uncle, Dr. Walter G. Anderson M.D. and my mother Marion were both born and raised in India by their parents in the early 1900’s.
Uncle Walter earned his B.A. and M.D. at the University of Toronto during 1924 to 1934. In 1937 Uncle Walter’s dream of following in his parent’s footsteps came true when the United Church of Canada as a Medical Missionary, a position that Walter filled for the next 39 years, appointed him to India.
During World War ll however, Uncle Walter was inscripted by the British Indian Army and consequently taken prisoner by the Japanese for 3 ½ years on the Burma/Thailand Railway attending to the sick and wounded.
My art depicts scenes of India taken from my grandparent’s photos found buried in trunks for 57 years.”
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