Bringing the Prairies to life has been a passion of Lorraine Fish’s since the early 80s.
Fish, a local artist, will be presenting her collection to the public for the first time beginning this weekend at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre.
Although the collection on display is only a portion of the work Fish has done over the past three decades, she said it is a good representation of her entire collection.
“I have pieces all over the place so this is just what I was able to pull together from my personal collection and some of the pieces I have given away over the years.”
Although the focus of Fish’s exhibit is prairie landscapes, she said she also enjoys painting still life, animals and the quickly disappearing prairie grain elevator.
“I feel that by painting the elevators I am able to preserve a tiny bit of prairie history.”
Fish said much of her inspiration comes from the places she has visited and pictures she has taken.
“I don’t like to paint imaginary places. I like to paint places people have seen and been.”
After coming to Moose Jaw in 1952, Fish developed a love for the city and the landscapes with in it.
One of the places she has painted frequently is Wakamow Valley.
Being that this is the first time Fish will be displaying her work, she said she is excited more then anything.
“I am excited to see the response and hear what people think.”
If you would like to see Fish’s exhibit it will be on display until Feb. 29th and if you would like to meet fish, she will be at the cultural centre Saturday from 2-4 p.m.