About 4 years ago, I bought my first piece of art from a local artist, LJ. Throstle. After I bought the piece, I took my first art lesson, where I painted "Vancouver Sunset". It was also from Lucy that I learned about the Federation of Canadian Artists, a charity group for artists by Group of Seven luminaries Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer, and A.Y. Jackson.
Last night I went to the 40 Below show at the Federation Gallery where I learned more about it. Now that I have a portfolio of work, and am so much more confident and experienced, I really feel as though I am ready to apply, which is what I will be doing next!