Seeing the forest for the trees

Artistic diversity of Northern women

Daron Letts
Northern News Services
Published Friday, July 18, 2008

SOMBA K’E/YELLOWKNIFE – As a child growing up in Scotland, Sheila Hodgkinson filled her sketchbooks with drawings of log cabins, fir trees and other Northern motifs.

This month the Yellowknife painter is showcasing about 30 works in acrylic and oil that explore her 35-years of artistry in the subarctic. The series of paintings, titled Winter in the Boreal Forest: Dog Walking Notes, is on display until September at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.

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