Flowers make everything happy and beautiful. In our long Canmore winters by the time March comes around, we can hardly wait for the spring flowers. Unfortunately we still have a bit of a wait so 23 reasons to smile is meant to brighten your winter day with a bit of flower joy!
Cedar grew up on a farm in the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia and spent most of her childhood on the back of her horse. She attended school to become a wildlife biologist and completed a Master’s degree studying grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies. Cedar has always enjoyed painting horses and wildlife. Several years ago she also discovered the enjoyment of being a metal sculptor. Cedar learned to weld from a helpful neighbour and began collecting interesting rusted pieces of old metal.
Much of the metal for Cedar’s sculptures comes from the area where she grew up - old farms and ranches filled with an interesting history and the metal that still remains. Most of her subsequent pieces have been purchased by collectors in western Canada, with a few awards along the way, including Best of Show in 3D at the Calgary Stampede Art Auction for two years in a row.
Cedar lives in Canmore with her husband, Rod, and two kids, Tiegan and Osa.