The Haliburton Highlands is well-lodged in Finn’s soul. She paints its autumnal forests, its curves of Canadian Shield. She hikes its cliffs and canoes its lakewaters, transforming love into brush strokes, linocuts, sculpture – into one of the numerous techniques she’s mastered since launching her career in the ‘60s.
But anyone who knows Carole Finn knows all of this. She’s an icon in a community renowned for its thriving arts community. A community she has enriched with half a century of service: co-founder of the Haliburton School of the Arts, founder of the Rails End Gallery, member of the prestigious Ontario Society of Artists. A wall of Finn Artists’ Centre is decorated with her honours and awards, including a 2013 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.
- Angela Long Minden Times