Myra Baynton

I grew up in Victoria and was introduced to art through High School classes.  After receiving an undergraduate degree from UVic, I spent many years living and working in Alberta.  I completed my graduate degrees at the University of Calgary and worked in a variety of sectors that included:  television, healthcare, municipal government and education.  I just recently retired from the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work.

I enjoyed painting as a young person but put it aside, for several years, while concentrating on parenting and career development.   However, while living and working in the Middle East I took a drawing course and re-discovered my love of drawing and painting.  Since returning to Canada in 2002 and Victoria in 2006, I have taken a variety of workshops with local artists to learn and develop new ideas and techniques.

Although my first love is watercolour, I continue to experiment with acrylic and pastel.  Travel destinations are often a source of my subject matter as well as the beauty of the West Coast.  I am a member of the Victoria Sketch Club and the Windsor Park Art Club.

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