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Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, the picturesque mountain town of Canmore, Alberta was established as a coal mining centre in 1883. It's located approximately 105 km (65 miles) west of Calgary and just east of the Banff National Park gates. If you're travelling from the east along the Trans-Canada highway (#1), Canmore is the first major town you'll see once you enter the mountains - making it truly the Gateway to the Canadian Rockies!

Today, Canmore shows little of its industrial past. The breathtaking landscapes in the surrounding area are the inspiration for Marilyn Kinsella's watercolour artwork. The ever-changing mountain light and seasons challenge both her ability and imagination. Marilyn's love for the mountains comes through in the exquisite brush strokes of her beautiful watercolour paintings of the local surroundings.

For artists of any age or experience level, if you're planning on a trip to Canmore, the Bow Valley, or the Canadian Rockies, you may want to consider one of Marilyn's summer watercolour workshops. Surround yourself with the beauty of the mountains while you work on your watercolour painting skills.

Set amid the rugged majesty of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies on the floor of the Bow Valley, you'll surely enjoy Canmore's picturesque surroundings and breathtaking scenery.

We also have an Art Studio conveniently located in Main Street where you will find Marilyn working on her latest project, and many examples of her watercolour artwork for sale.