Kathy Sweetapple (nee Feltham) is an art teacher in Glovertown where she resides with her husband, Tony and their three sons, Mark, Jake and John. Leading a busy life has influenced her choice of subject matter as she tends to paint images of intimate or defining moments of family and heritage. "Sometimes I feel we do not take, or have, the time to appreciate those moments that define our lives. In my images I try to capture those moments that become meaningful memories in an individual's family's or culture's existance - the moments you wish you could freeze and keep, like pearls, forever."

Kitchens have always been the heart of the Newfoundland home, a place where parties, teas, homemade goodies, and memories are made. It has long been a Newfoundland tradition to preserve and prepare food for Christmas, and many ladies were known for their family recipes (Aunt Minnie's dark fruit cake, Sarah's pudding and rum sauce, etc.).

Traditionally, raisin bread and salt fish are served on Christmas Eve. Fruit cake and syrup are served to visitors and mummers. A common question around this time of year is: "Do you have your Christmas baking done yet?" Often cookies, breads, and cakes were, and are still, given as gifts. For many the smells and tastes of these foods trigger fond Christmas memories. The colour scheme for "In Nan's Kitchen" is based on the colours found in the Newfoundland tartan.

"In Grandfather's Day"
Item # KS1
Kathy Sweetapple
Image Size: 12" X 16"
Framed Size: 21" X 25"
650 Limited Edition Prints ($60.00)
25 Remarques ($100.00)

"In Nan's Kitchen"
Item # KS2
Kathy Sweetapple
Image Size: 12" X 16"
Framed Size: 21" X 25"
530 Limited Edition Prints
$70.00 (Unframed)
 $179.00 (Framed)

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