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I will be showing my art and clothing products at the Rich Valley Agriplex on Nov 19 from 10AM to 2 PM Hope to see you there!

Rich Valley Christmas Market

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  • Claudette MacLean

My studio Tour and Open House was a terrific experience. It was held on Sunday September 25th from 1-4 and it was so nice to see everyone and chat together over a glass of wine! I was so busy I didn't take any pictures so if anyone has any - kindly send them my way.

And the winner is.....

And for those of you who entered the draw for the doorprize at my Studio tour; Brian pulled the name fair and square and the winner is our neighbour Holly! The prize is a coffee table art book of my art (pictured above). Not to worry because I am taking orders if you want one of your very own. Cost is $65 which includes shipping. PM me your address and send an etransfer to

Retirement is on the Horizon....

As many of you know I have announced my retirement from Costco and am going to pursue my art full time. My first gig will be at the Rich Valley Arena Christmas Market on November 19th 2022 from 10am - 2pm. I will have some paintings, my clothing line featuring some new styles and great prices as well as some cards.

Rich Valley is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Lac Ste. Anne County. It is located on Highway 33, approximately 70 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

Hope to see you there!

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  • claudettecreative

Hello, It’s cold here in Alberta Canada. I hope you are staying warm and healthy.

It’s a new year and a new beginning, so a perfect time to update you on my art business. I completed fewer paintings than usual but they were more portraits commissions which made them more challenging than ever before.

I had the honour of painting my ’ ‘aunt‘ Hilda who passed last year and her hubby my ‘uncle’ Bernie who passed almost a year later.

It’s very challenging to paint someone who has passed but my hope is my painting which shows their love for each other will give solace to those left behind.

This multi-generation portrait was a commission from my sister.. I call it “Girl Power” and I think i’s a terrific idea! It includes my sisters‘ two girls and their girls, my sister and my mother. 3’x1’ Acrylics on canvas.

This was a gift for a good hearted neighbour as repayment for his many good deeds. He loves everything John Deere so I posed his children on his tractor and his comment when he saw it was ”I love it - and the grandchildren are in there too” lol!

I have been taking lessons in portraiture from the Kara Bullock online art school In particular the Lets Face It 2021 course and will continue with the Let’s Face It 2022 course.

As a result of this training I have become more creative and experimental in my portraiture and this image resulted. It was painted on onion skin and I plan to do more of these as I am very pleased with the results in the texture.

This last portrait I completed in 2021 was referenced from a blurry black and white photo. It’s of her lovely mother and is a gift for her father. These portraits start at $150 for an 8x10.

I have consolidated my storefronts so it is easier than ever for you to shop my swag… just scan this QR code or click this link

to get there. Feel free to share it! Thanks

Well that’s about it - goodbye 2021 and hello 2022!

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