Pauline Lecours Clancy


Artist's Statement

Houses have always been of interest to me.   As a teen, my first painting was a house, half hidden by one of our Ontario Winter snow storms.  Later as an extension worker with the 4-H Clubs, travelling through the towns and farmland, along the rural roads of Northern Ontario, I was in awe of the character and beauty of the houses I came across.  These rural roads often had no name signs and the homes no identifying numbers.  So I had to watch out for the green house with the red shutters or the white flat roofed house with the green door.  I quickly learned to identify designated shapes and colours.  Now, in the comfort of my studio, these houses reappear in my mind as real Canadian jewels.