Artist surprised by success


Although fate surprised her with a farming life she enjoys, Sharon Vanderwolf later returned to her earlier interest, becoming an artist.

The Sangudo-area woman laughs when she explains that she’s a farmer who paints during the slow times of winter and spring. “I grew up with wonderful parents in Barrhead in the Lunnford area near Peanut Lake.

“My Mom and Dad were farmers. I hated farming.”

Her dislike extended to wearing rubber gloves while plucking chickens, a bit of fastidiousness which now amuses her.

“As a girl I liked fashion and clothes and thought I’d live in the city and be a hairdresser or designer. I was very good at art in school.

“I actually got a job when the Edmonton Mall first opened up at Shopper’s Drug Mart. I took some light courses and was a cosmetician.

“I loved it because it was hair and makeup and I was learning about

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