Points North Gallery - Picture Framing, Gifts, and Art Gallery

Points North Gallery provides knowledgeable service in custom picture framing and offers a gallery of diverse original, local and regional Fort McMurray art.

Carol Breen »»

I was born in Calgary and spent the first fifteen years of my life living in Canmore, Alberta. Our family moved to Calgary in 1958. In 1967, I graduated from the Alberta College of Art with a diploma in Textiles and Applied Arts. After graduation, I spent about two years working as a custom weaver for Douglas Motter & Associates. Later, I was accepted into the faculty at the Alberta College of Art where I taught textiles, design, drawing, colour and watercolour. Simultaneously, I undertook the completion of Diplomas from both The Toronto Conservatory and Mount Royal College Conservatory in Speech Arts and Drama. I was teaching art courses during the day and speech / drama students at night. In 1989, I migrated to Fort McMurray to live with my husband. Once settled in my new home, I discovered the Keyano College Visual and Performing Art’s Centre and took advantage of the opportunity to enroll in a printmaking course offered by Rodney Konopaki. After completing that course, I was invited to teach watercolour and drawing as part of the centre’s continuing education program. Presently, I am concentrating on my own painting while at the same time working as the curator at Points North Gallery. My paintings, textiles and prints can be found in many public and private collections.