THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Dartmouth North.


SUSAN LEBLANC « » : Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Violet Rosengarten, a resident of Dartmouth North, on the opening of her new art exhibition. Titled Violet Rosengarten's Spring Collection: Foliage & Flowers, Islands, Lakes & Sea, the collection features many plein air paintings of landscapes throughout Nova Scotia that are layered with acrylics, oil stick, and oils, a combination that creates textured paintings that are beautiful and abstract.

When creating these works, Violet paints quickly in order to capture the movement of a landscape: clouds, trees and shifting tides. She describes the process as thrilling and exhilarating, and this is captured in her work.

Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist. After graduating from Concordia with a BFA, she turned to painting. She has worked as an artist and also as a public school teacher. She's a passionate environmentalist and a very talented painter.

I ask the House to join me in congratulating her on her new collection.

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Clayton Park West.