'Intelligent naive' is a label offered once by a jurist to describe my art. Quebec and Maritime artists inform my work. Simplicity and bold colour are two dominant features plus, quirky skies. I work from my own photographs, sufficing a need for attachment to the subject matter. Peaked roofs; whimsical trees; cheerful houses attract my attention. Someday I might graduate to painting people and pets!
Akke Stretch claims that the bulk of her art lessons came from teaching her grade 6 class, art. A new art curriculum meant a learning experience for Akke. That, along with classes at the Southampton Art School set her on a surprising path to brush and canvas. Her work can be seen at the SH Art Gallery. She is a member of the Shore Line Artist Group. She teaches children's art in the summer at SH, encouraging the kids with the phrase, 'You can't do this wrong'.