Though full of mystery, the lakesides there have always drawn me for other reasons, for their stillness and serene beauty.
—Rebecca Haverluck, painter
When Rebecca Haverluck paints, she draws inspiration from childhood memories of time spent in Winnipegosis, Manitoba.
Haverluck is an art student at Red River College and also works full time as manager of the Prairie Ink Restaurant at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
That's where she will host the first exhibit of her painting on August 6.
SCENE wanted to know more about Haverluck's inspirations:
Once home to a thriving fishing industry, the town of Winnipegosis hugs the bank of the Mossey River, half an hour's drive north of Riding Mountain. The river opens up on Manitoba's second largest lake, which was rumored by early English, Ukrainian and Icelandic settlers to be the home of a mythical beast. To this day the area is still known as 'The Land of Manipogo'.
Though full of mystery, the lakesides there have always drawn me for other reasons, for their stillness and serene beauty. At first there is just the hum of silence. It takes my city ears some time to decipher the movement on the water, or the distant call of a songbird. With my Lakeside painting I try to give the viewer a taste of this serenity, and the calm of standing amidst the vast openness laid out before you.