UNDER HEAVEN, WIND
dried petals on paper
signed, titled, dated 1983, numbered 48/50
5 ins x 5 ins; 12.7 cms x 12.7 cms
Carol Bretzloff was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1951. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1973 from Mount Allison University, and went on to obtain a diploma in Secondary Art Instruction (1974) as well as a diploma in Reading Instruction (1978) from McGill University. She emerged on the scene as an artist working in mixed media and explained her art as follows, Her art, sometimes untraditional in approach, takes different forms - gathered objects fixed or placed together to convey her thoughts about some aspect of nature. Her work for the 1975 Visual Arts Ottawa Survey Exhibition entitled Banner consisted of wood, lambskin and oranges. Other works include lithographs enhanced by natural objects like leaves.
For thirty-five years Bretzloff developed and taught the Fine Arts Program at Pontiac High School in Shawville, Quebec. She conducted workshops in visual arts for elementary and secondary teachers for the Western Quebec School Board. She held summer classes for children at Netherleigh Farm, where she lives in Clarendon, Quebec, and at the Centre d’exposition l’Imagier, Gatineau, Quebec. Bretzloff lives in Shawville, Quebec.