I am an artist.
a community Arts Innovator.
an educator and a gallery curator
When in the forests, on the water or among the wild things I am filled with a peace that comes from being surrounded by nature. I am aware of a connection between my soul and the surroundings. It fills the cup that is my life. My camera itches to make a photographic record of what is around me as I poke through the place destined to be painted I have chosen with purpose. It must be a place where the beauty or the wild inhabitants are threatened by human encroachment. It also could be an untouched location where the awesomeness of the locale has already been preserved and I am just about to discover.
I hope through my brushstrokes my colour, my subject choice that more people will be become passionate discoverers and preservers of our natural world
View Carole Finn’s CV
by Laurie Jones ,Curator, Rails End Gallery-for the Exhibition of Minden White Water
“Carole’s artistic talents were nurtured in her teenage years in Peterborough. She became a Teacher in the ‘60s and an Art Specialist. She has been one of the driving forces behind Haliburton’s art scene since the late 1960’s. She was a founding partner in the Haliburton School of the Arts, now a campus of Fleming College, founder and first curator of the Rails End Gallery and founder, Haliburton Highlands Guild of Fine Arts, founding member for the Haliburton County Arts Council, and is a Director the Sculpture Forest Committee. In 2007-2008, she operated her own art gallery in Minden.
After earning a fine arts degree in the 1980’s, she is now finally able to devote herself wholeheartedly to being an artist. She has work professionally as a Painter and Printmaker since 2007. Her artistic vision has been developed through years of training at OCAD, at York University Fine Art, and at the Haliburton School of the Arts..”
Nominated for 3 Awards March.17
A – Award-1979: given by Chamber of Commerce for Community Service-Founding of Organization of Art groups called The Haliburton Guild of Fine Arts. It was under the umbrella of this group most of the Cultural Groups in Haliburton were formed.
B – Painting Rails End Gallery-1983: Given in Thanks for the work of changing the old CN Railway Station into an Art Gallery and the first home for the “Guild”
First Curator for 3 years
C – Queen’s Medal- 2012: for Community service- Award given by Sir Sandford Fleming College
Sir Sanford Fleming College
D – Picture of Board wall as Governor of Sir Sandford Fleming College-1981- 1989
F – Fellowship Award-2007: given by the College for work from 1966 to 2002 for the establishment of a campus in Haliburton Village
G – Retirement Picture given at dinner by the community and College
H – Founders Award- 2012: given by newly established Haliburton Arts council which took the place of the old “Guild”