Each year, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer selects an original painting from a local gallery to be featured on our Holiday Card. This year, the painting “First Signs“ by Canadian artist Eleanor Lowden was chosen.
Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world with 11 Canadians diagnosed with MS every day. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40 and the unpredictable effects of the disease last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society of Canada provides programs and services for people with MS and their families, advocates for those living with MS, and funds research to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS and to ultimately find a cure for this disease.
About the Artist
Eleanor Lowden began her art career in Toronto, studied fine art at the University of Western Ontario, the Ontario College of Art and then at the Alberta College of Art. Throughout her career she has participated in various workshops and artist retreats to further her development. Her work is impressionistic, vibrant and loose. She explores our daily surroundings, the people we meet, and our everyday activities. She is passionate about painting the figure in their everyday environment. Always fascinated by relationships and body language, she searches out figures performing mundane activities providing an endless source of inspiration. She is a member of the executive in the Watercolour Society in Toronto. Eleanor Lowden is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd. (Alberta’s Corporate Gift and Art Gallery) in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.