Shirley Van Dusen
Sept. 5 – 24, 2017
Vernissage (meet the artist) Thursday, Sept. 7: 6 – 9pm
Ottawa artist Shirley Van Dusen is internationally recognized for both her sensitively rendered portraits and her evocative paintings of iconic scenes of Ottawa and the surrounding valley. Her paintings of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the Canadian Tulip Festival, Prime Ministers and everyday folk are held in notable private and public collections around the world including Prime Ministers Pierre Elliot Trudeau (1919-2000) and Brian Mulroney, the National Press Clubs in Ottawa and Washington, DC and the Bank of Canada. At 91, Van Dusen continues to paint prolifically. She is a life member and Fellow of the Ottawa Watercolour Society, an art teacher and published writer.