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.
Recently retired as a special needs educator and now an active member of the Kawartha Arts Council, she puts her focus on developing new works as well as working with children helping them open a window into their imagination and to
develop the creativity within.
In her art classes Dagmar inspires young artists to have a passion for the creativity inside them. She believes there is an artist in each and every one of us and there is no such word as ‘cannot’. Dagmar teaches children and adults in private or group lessons in her home studio and gets a lot of pleasure watching them develop their skills. As a past member of the Dufferin Arts Council “Artist in the School” program, Dagmar worked with the classroom teacher to plan art activities and then went into the school classrooms to introduce the children to their creative side. Painting is one of the greatest learning experiences which you can have. 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.