This year we feature a harvest scene painted by Canadian artist, Marilyn Young, entitled HARVEST ON THE PRAIRIE. Marilyn is a retired farmer, a mother, and a grandmother to three boys. She paints from her home studio in Southern Manitoba. She started with oils in 1981, but soon moved on to acrylic, watercolor, and French dyes on silk fabric. Her
preferred medium is acrylic paint on stretched canvas. She also prefers using her own photos of her surroundings, as well as those taken on her numerous travels, as reference
material whenever possible. With a keen interest for painting historical buildings, farming scenes, and flowers, Marilyn has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is
represented by The Pembina Hills Gallery in Morden, Manitoba.


“Every painting has a story. Farming in the year 2021 looks quite different than it did
just forty years ago. We would be sitting on a tractor with no cab, blistering in the sun, or
freezing in the cold. Thank goodness for progress. HARVEST ON THE PRAIRIE depicts
a typical hot harvest day with my husband on the combine and me in the grain truck with
my camera for company. I discovered that reading a magazine while you are supposed to
keep your eyes on the combine is not a good thing! Painting is my therapy for good mental
health. I paint whatever inspires me, and I paint for the love of it!”

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