The Operun

It's not over 'til the fit lady sings...

The Operun 2019 Feature Artist
Evelyn Gardiner

Evelyn Gardiner is a hard lady to catch up to so if you see her on our local trails, you're going to have to double time it!  The Lions Club is honoured to have Ev as our feature artist for 2019 and is excited about the art she has produced.  In her creation, shown above, Ev features some of many ways our local walking trails can be used.  Ev wanted to showcase our local trails as the money raised by the Operun is going towards paving those trails.


Ev was born in Kerrobert but moved to Battleford 55 years ago.  She met her husband, Fred, at a ball tournament and they married and raised their three children here - Shaun, Sheldon and Shannon.  Ev worked in numerous different facilities as an L.P.N., however, has been retired for 15 years which gives her more time to devote to her painting.


Ev trained in the late '80s with Father Jordain and has worked in a number of media - oil, acrylic and water colour.  She is a member of the Battlefords Art Club which provides her much encouragement and enjoyment.  She also enjoys dabbling with cement work, stained glass, flower arranging and many other creative hobbies.  Ev feels that painting is the satisfaction of expressing her thoughts and feelings for the subject on paper.  Painting brings one into the present moment which is very good for the emotional, mental and physical being of the soul.


Thank you for sharing your talent with us Ev!