Since J. Magregor Hone, art teacher in Enid’s eleventh year of school set her in a room surrounded by doors to creativity, Enid has been attempting to open as many of those doors as she can. “The concept of imagining or dreaming something, analyzing the components, deciding on the methods and then bringing them to fruition, is as challenging, satisfying and exciting as a roller coaster ride or a love affair.”
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Enid spent two decades becoming the usual prairie visionary. She spent a decade in B.C. learning to relax with that. Moving to southern Ontario, two more decades passed. During that time, she was either a student or a teacher or a mother.
Upon retirement Enid moved back to B.C. where she determined to be the best painter she could be. That was twenty years ago, and “I’m still working towards that goal”.
In 2016, as part of a joint art project with several arts groups at the Shatford Centre in Penticton, BC, the Ripoff Artists created a Dia de Muertos altar for Pablo Picasso (one of our artistic "ancestors") and Enid enjoyed that process very much. When she passed away in 2019, the Ripoff Artists paid tribute to Enid with her own Dia de Muertos altar at her memorial service on November 2, 2019. Always in our hearts, Enid.