D. GWEN DUECK
I worked in the financial world in Toronto and New York City and moved to Nova Scotia in 1995 to take on a completely new venture - retail. My husband, John Shearson, and I owned and operated the seasonal Warp & Woof Gifts and Gallery in Chester, Nova Scotia until we closed it in 2012.
I picked up a paint brush in 2004 and started showing first in our Gallery ad then in various other galleries and group shows. I sold my first 2 pieces, under the name Isabella Fletcher, in our gallery.
I joined the Aspotogan Arts and Crafts group of artists in 2014 and Abstract Studio in 2016.
I have taken painting and drawing workshops/open studio sessions with Saim Caglayan, Robert Seyffert, Malcolm Calloway, Jennie Carton, Brian Atyeo, Heather Sayeau, Leya Eveyln and Harold Klunder.
I work from my studio overlooking the Front Harbour of Chester. You may visit by appointment.