Painting a natural fit for retired teacher – 100 Mile House Free Press

Barb McClusky was a good match for the 100 Mile House Wranglers in their distress.

McClusky, a retired school teacher, said she remembered when the Wranglers visited her class and met with their students. Whenever the hockey players came by, their class was so excited.

“I feel like the team means a lot to the community. They give back that way and that’s why I thought I’d like to help them. “

McClusky enjoys working with acrylic paints and usually likes to paint scenes from nature. This includes paintings of birds, trees, and some forest animals, though she said she has only just started.

“I’m pretty new to painting. I didn’t start until I retired in 2015, ”explained McClusky, adding that she enjoys experimenting across all media. In addition to acrylic paints, she also likes to work with watercolors and the abstract style of acrylic pouring.

For the auction, McClusky decided to donate one of her experimental watercolor pieces called Tranquility. With all of the stress and anxiety over COVID-19 over the past year, McClusky said she wanted to do something peaceful and warm.

“I just wanted something to make people feel comfortable in these stressful times.”

When she’s not painting, McClusky enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, yoga, and biking in the summer. She is grateful that people are enjoying the art in the community right now and hopes the public will review them all.

Tranquility is currently featured on the $ 150 100 Mile Free Press.

Other artworks available for purchase are at RBC, CIBC, Credit Union, Zuckerhütte, Cariboo Floor Design, Pharmasave, Uptown Brewing, Gustafson’s Central GM, 70 Mile General Store, Days Inn, Andres Electronics, Sunrise Ford , Regency Chrysler and issued Western Financial. It can also be seen on the Wranglers Facebook page.

The auction is expected to end on March 31st.

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