Trudy Dempsey - Portrait Artist
I was born in St. Catharines, and moved to Toronto when I was 13. After receiving a diploma from Ryerson, I came to Windsor to teach at Patterson C. I. It was here that I met and married my husband, Barry. Later, I returned to University of Windsor and received my degree in Social Science.
We have 3 children of whom I am most proud: Jeff, a professor and head of the Math Dept. at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia; Steven, head of Guidance at Eastwood Secondary in Kitchener; and Jaye, a lawyer and Partner at Williams McEnery in Ottawa. I am also lucky enough to have 9 grandchildren
I have always had an interest in art After taking courses in Interior Design , and Fashion Merchandising and Design, I became more and more interested in learning about painting and drawing. So, after retiring from my career as a high school teacher, I had time to pursue my longtime desire. I began by taking classes in acrylics and then expanded my interests to watercolour and ink. I enjoy working with all three mediums. Thanks to the encouragement of family and friends, I continue to attend classes and workshops to learn more, improve and refine these skills.