Tiffany Simard and shop owner Leanne Kunka in the seating area at the Hobbit House where the paintings of Sirkka McKerral are featured during the Art Walk and Sale now happening in the city.

Tiffany Simard and shop owner Leanne Kunka in the seating area at the Hobbit House where the paintings of Sirkka McKerral are featured during the Art Walk and Sale now happening in the city.

Hobbit House features art of Sirkka McKerral

The Hobbit House is featuring the work of Sirkka McKerral during Art Walk 2015.

The Hobbit House is featuring the work of Sirkka McKerral during Art Walk 2015.

McKerral was born in Finland and began drawing and painting at a very young age.

After moving to Sudbury Ontario she painted the northern landscapes and was selling her art by the age of 12.

Since then she has studied, painted and exhibited her work in Kingston, Jamaica and in White Rock, Inuvik, Gibsons in Canada.

Her paintings are in private and commercial collections in Ontario, North West Territories, Alberta, the West Indies, U.S., Germany and Finland.

Gulf Canada has her work from the NWT in their Canadian art collection gallery in Edmonton and Tuktoyaktuk, NT.

McKerral now resides in Williams Lake and paints in acrylics and water colours. Her work can be viewed at the Hobbit House Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. She also has some pieces at the Station House Gallery.

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