Lydiatt multi-media artist Autumn Robbie-Draward has been innocently nurturing her artistic soul throughout her life. First, when she was a young girl drawing and painting pictures and creating elaborate backdrops for her Barbies. Then as a teenager, writing stories and poetry and performing in school plays. Later as an adult, sewing, gardening and photographing her world while navigating her career to positions that cultivated her passion for wordsmithing. Her awakening came with her first painting class with Victoria Beach artist and teacher, Nancy-Lou Ateah.
In 2015, her mixed media piece, Lost, won First Place in the mixed media category and Best in Show for the Eastman Regional Judged Art Exhibition and received an honourable mention the following year at the Manitoba Rural Art Exhibition. Her art hangs in personal collections across Canada.
Presently, she is creating and living life artfully on the banks of the Brokenhead River with her husband and pride of cats.
Working in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media, I have been stirred by the Earth’s atmosphere, vistas and creatures in their dynamic forms. However, each piece that I have created in these genres has been inspired by my four life values: community, connection, love and joy. The outcome of merging these values with my chosen subject of the day, while exploring colour and form, is an eclectic body of work presented in a shout or a whisper of colour.