LOU CONRON – CURRICULUM VITAE

Biography – I was born in England but grew up in Southern Alberta, spending much of my early years outdoors, horseback riding, hiking and camping. Art was very prevalent in our household as my Mother was a painter so we spent many happy hours creating together. After marrying, I moved to BC, first Surrey and then Salmon Arm where I have pursued my art passionately.
Education – I am a mostly self-taught watercolour artist and have been greatly influenced by the books and works of Linda Kemp, Nita Engel and Roland Roycraft. The rest is education by trial and error.
Memberships:
Working member at Courtyard Gallery – Enderby, BC.
Salmon Arm Art Gallery
Salmon Arm Paint and Sketch Club
Gallery Vertigo – Vernon (pending renewal)

Workshops: Brent Laycock, Watercolour workshop – 2017, and Juve Furtado, Watercolour pouring workshop – 2018.

Juried Shows:
Salmon Arm Art Gallery Annual Members Juried Exhibitions – 2012 through 2018.

Non Juried Shows
Meikle Gallery, Salmon Arm – Joint show with Paint and Sketch Club, March 2016
Meikle Gallery – Solo show – April 2016
Courtyard Gallery – Artist of the Month backroom show – August 2016 and July 2017.
Salmon Arm Regional Library – 2014
Salmon Arm Culture Crawl – August 2013 through August 2018
Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts – 2015
South Shuswap Artist Collaborative – 2016
Blind Bay Artist Collaborative – 2017 and 2018
Armstrong Gallery Ribbon Show – 2016 and 2017
Gallery Vertigo – Joint show with Courtyard Artists – 2017

Awards
2015 – Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts – Peoples Choice – Honourable Mention
2016 – Armstrong Ribbon Show Watercolour 2nd Place Ribbon
2017 – Armstrong Ribbon Show Mixed Media 2nd Place Ribbon