was born (1951) and grew up in Guelph, Ontario, but lived as a girl in Wisconsin and Georgia as her father studied wildlife pathology. Her formal art training was at Central Technical School, Toronto, where she studied watercolour under Doris McCarthy. In 1972 she began work in biological illustration at the National Museum of Canada.
Aleta's books (Canadian Nature Notebook (1979), Wild Seasons Daybook (1985), North Moresby Wilderness (1990) and A Place to Walk (1995) have been drawn from her illustrated natural history journals.
Since 1995 she has been teaching her method of combining drawings, watercolours, and lettering, on archival-quality materials to make a permanent record of a place and time.
We hereby extend warmest Seasons Greetings to all our friends, and invite everyone to "Wild Fruits," an exhibit and sale of recent and not-so-recent plein air (and indoors) paintings by Aleta, including original watercolours and oils, cards, and Giclee art prints.
30 Main St, Bishops Mills.
or by appointment, until further notice.
Call 258-3107 (lab) or 258-7843 (residence) to set up a visit.
For directions follow the map