Nell LaMarsh

Nell LaMarsh was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Ukrainian parents. She was raised in Leamington, Ontario where she pursued education to become a teacher through the London Teacher’s College. Nell’s inspiration to become an artist began when she went on an 8-day gold mine trip to Rankin Inlet, a hamlet located on Kudlulik Peninsula of Nunavut, Canada. She travelled by helicopter over the Northwestern area of Hudson Bay and the aerial views sparked a desire in her to document and re-create the experience. She sketched out the views on paper first, and then transferred over to canvas.

LaMarsh has been painting since the 1960s, working in oil, acrylic and watercolour. Her scenes feature local landmarks, florals, abstracted landscape scenes, and portraits. She has exhibited her works across Ontario, and also enjoys travelling to distant parts of the world to create new paintings.