Maud Lewis: A World Without Shadows

by Shelby Smith

If you have 10 minutes, I highly recommend that you check out this heartwarming short documentary on Maud Lewis for free from the NFB.

“Set against a background of her paintings and the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, landscapes they depict, this short documentary is a portrait of the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost primitive painters, Maud Lewis. Emerging from her youth crippled with arthritis, Lewis escaped into her painting at the age of 30. She had never seen a work of art and had never attended an art class but her paintings captured the simple strength, beauty and happiness of the world she saw – a world without shadows.”
Maud Lewis is on display at the Douglas Family Art Centre until April 28th.  Plan your visit!
 

Did you know?

In 1870 the Wolseley Expedition went through this area on route to the Red River Valley. Major General Garnet Wolseley got impatient and set out to cross the lake in a storm.  He got lost on the Lake of the Woods for two whole days!

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