I’m very proud to announce that I have become one of just 40 Official Artists of this year’s Canadian Tulip Festival.
In 1945, the Dutch royal family sent 100,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa in gratitude for Canadians having sheltered Princess Juliana and her daughters for the preceding three years during the Second World War. In 1953, an 18-day festival was born to preserve and celebrate that heritage. It has become the largest tulip festival in the world.
I am honoured to be called a 2013 Official Artist of the festival. The 40 artists’ renditions of tulips can be seen at City Hall throughout the festival.
- Ottawa City Hall Plaza
- “Tulip Gallery”
- May 3-20, 2013