“I have taken inspiration from Henrietta Mabel May’s artwork. It reminds me of memories as she is an Impressionist and most of her artwork represented the things around her. I have painted a historical building from my home country, Ukraine, the “Dom Kluykvi.” The warmth of the sun in my memories from Ukraine will stay with me despite current events. The best will stay with me, but we won’t forget the worst.”
—Barbara Gonharova (Grade 11, Art Studio Arthouse, Innisfil, Ontario)
Henrietta Mabel May (1877-1971) is best-known for her unique spin on the Impressionist style that she was exposed to during her travels to Paris at the peak of its influence – one she experimented with after becoming a founding member of the famed Beaver Hall group in Montreal in 1933.