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?

The Lake of the Woods gold rush in the 1890s brought miners and investors from across North America.  By 1893 there were 20 working gold mines on the Lake of the Woods.

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