“As a young artist, I have always found Emily Carr’s art absolutely marvelous. The contribution she made to Canada using her art and her talent truly amazed me. Her ability to establish texture and control in her artworks were what made her stand out to me and helped me grow as an artist. To exhibit Canada, a diverse and beautiful country, I painted each brilliant provincial flower of Canada, scattered throughout my painting. The sky and the mountains inspired by Emily Carr provide background to the bright flowers in the foreground.”
— Kate Kang (Grade 9, St Joan of Arc School, Calgary, Alberta)
Beloved Canadian painter Emily Carr (1871–1945) communicated a deep love and respect for the natural world through her colourful modernist landscapes, which both celebrated the majesty of nature and engaged with the ecological issues of the day.