Monday, April 16, 2012

Portrait of an Artist - Ronna Mogelon

Today's Art Fayre artist is Ronna Mogelon of Dunvegan, Ontario. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Ronna Mogelon has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University (Montreal). After graduation, she moved to Toronto, where she was owner of Cheshire Studio and created graphic design for various companies and organizations in and around the city.

She is author of two published books: a compilation of her humorous cat cartoons entitled “Famous People’s Cats” and “Wild in the Kitchen: Recipes for Wild Fruits, Weeds and Seeds” -- an illustrated cookbook of wild plants she discovered around her Dunvegan farmstead.

 She has exhibited her colour pencil drawings locally at several group shows in Vankleek Hill and Dunvegan. She’s had solo exhibits at the “Skelly Gallery,” St. Eugene in 2003, 2005 and 2008. Ronna has shown her work at Art Fayre since its inception in 2005.

Last year, Ronna took a trip to Maine, where she visited Olson House, where Andrew Wyeth spent 30 years painting. Olson House is featured in his famous work Christina's World.

Ronna was inspired too, and created a series of lovely coloured-pencil drawings...

If you'd like to read more about Ronna's visit to Olson House, check out her entry on her blog.

To meet Ronna and see her beautiful work in person, come to Art Fayre 2012, June 23 and 24 at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum!

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