Deirdre Cuggy

Acrylic, Oil Pastel

"Born and raised in Montreal, I was fortunate to spend a great deal of time in Quebec's Eastern Townships. The slow pace of rural life was a welcome break from busy city life. In 1993, we moved our family to Glengarry County. I found inspiration everywhere, from the rolling hills to the winding streams. I knew I was home.
We settled into our old farmhouse, and I opened a shop called The Cottage Blue in our renovated barn. We offered home decor, furnishings and antiques. This is where my love of painting first grew. I started out painting folk art on anything I could repurpose or build. I had found my passion. 20 years have flown by and I still love to paint. My art has evolved over the years. Now I paint landscapes and florals on canvases and wood panels. My media of preference are acrylic paints and oil pastels. Painting is my passion and nature is my muse - my art is a response to nature observed. I truly hope that my work brings the same joy to its viewers that it brings to me"