Dagmar Pinney enrolled in a local arts program in the late 1990’s. After attending several classes and then having the pleasure over the next few years to work privately with some local artists, she started painting seriously in 2002.
Since that time she has had the opportunity to study under several other artists and continues to develop a style of her own
In late 2018 the City of Kawartha Lakes selected one of Dagmar’s paintings as a gift to Neil Young, acknowledging his contribution to the arts and music.
Throughout 2019 Dagmar created and produced the Hidden Doors project at Victoria Manor where she has painted many doors within the memory care unit to help prevent memory care patients from wandering.
Recently retired as a special needs educator, she also puts her focus on working with children helping them open a window into their imagination and to develop the creativity within. Dagmar has worked within some Trillium Lakelands elementary schools with the classroom teacher to plan art activities and then go into the school classrooms to introduce the children to their creative side. Dagmar uses simple step by step instructions which allows the child to understand and create something they can be proud of.
At home with her family and dogs, Dagmar is an avid gardener and has transitioned that art form into her paintings. Working with watercolours and acrylics has brought out a passion that she didn’t know she had and continues to develop with each painting.