Nancy-Lou Ateah has been painting and teaching art classes and workshops for many years. She studied art with the University of Manitoba school of art and with various other artists across Canada. Currently she is working on a historical series of paintings that portray the Eastern Beaches. The paintings will be accompanied by short stories. There will be a show of these works at a gallery in Winnipeg, within the year.

She receives inspiration from the great beauty of lake Winnipeg and the Boreal Forest where she lives at Victoria Beach and also from the various artists who attend her art classes. Her first love is painting in watercolour because of it’s immediacy and the glowing colours that can be achieved. She also paints in oils, acrylics and pen and ink.he has done commission work as well, many of them cottages of the area. The most recent being the train station at Victoria Beach circa 1958. Her art work hangs at the Birchwood Restaurant on Hwy 59, as well as her home gallery where it can be viewed by appointment.

She teaches watercolour and acrylic workshops and classes for adults and teens. For a schedule of classes, see her facebook page or contact by email.