My Handsome Dad (18x24) conte on paper, by Carol Berry, copyright 2008
I drew this portrait of my father to mark his 75th birthday, almost a couple of years ago now. He has always been very supportive of my art, starting when I did my BFA at Concordia University.
My father's great-aunt, Henrietta Mabel May, was a member of the Beaver Hall Hill Group in Montreal in the 1920's. Mabel May enjoyed a long and successful career as a painter. My maternal grandmother studied Art and Music at Mount Allison University as a young lady and she painted and played the violin her whole life.
Being an artist in my family was definitely encouraged.