Artist: Sally Mappin & Susan Powell
Donated by: Jefferson Mappin
Location: Century Church Theatre
72 Main Street, Hillsburgh
“Rosie” is named for “Run for the Roses” – the Kentucky Derby. It represents all of the Canadian champions who have raced and won not only the Derby but all of the major Stakes races around the world.
Our inspiration was Northern Dancer who was the first Canadian horse to win the Derby in 1964. He is the sire of sires and his bloodline will be in champions for decades to come. His bloodline is in every horse of this year’s Kentucky Derby (2015) , sometimes on both sides as well as most of the horses running in the Breeder’s Cup last year (20134) and most stakes races run everywhere.
About Sally Mappin
Sally has been painting in watercolour for the last ten years. She has been taking classes with a group of friends in the Caledon area for a number of years from an expert teacher from San Miguel de Allende Mexico. She has always been creative and interested in design and has won numerous awards for her floral arrangements. Sally enjoyed dressing windows with whimsical designs in Toronto shops in the 1970’s and 80’s. More recently Sally was involved with the Headwaters Arts Festival and was inspired by the artists to renew her interest in painting.
About Susan Powell
Sue’s pure, watercolour landscape paintings capture the changing light, depth and mood of a forest, wetland, pasture or any other ecosystem within the Headwaters Region. Her passion is painting scenic landforms such as the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Peninsula and the rolling vistas and hills of Caledon, Erin, Mono and Mulmur. “My paintings are visual recordings of spaces that may or may not be here 5 to 10 years from now and that makes them more than just a pretty picture.” say Sue.
Her belief is that art can effect positive environmental change through the power of its imagery. Sue lives in the country, just north of the Village of Erin, Ontario. Her paintings have been exhibited in group and solo shows, juried shows across Ontario including the Headwaters Arts Festival Show and Sale, J.B. Aird Gallery, and Decor Solutions Most recently Sue received an Award of Excellence from the Dufferin Arts Council for her painting depicting the Mulmur Hills at the Fresh Art, Fresh Air and Free Parking Show held this past spring in Etobicoke and Mono Centre.
Susan paints at her studio in Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville and at her home studio in Erin. Sue will take commissions. She is a member of Visual Arts Ontario, Guelph Arts Council, and Dufferin Arts Council. Please have a look through my gallery.