Adrienne Friesen (nee Oliviero) grew up on a dairy farm in St. Claude Manitoba. Over a period of 38 years, she completed a Bachelor of Education program at the University of Manitoba, a Masters Degree program at the University of Victoria and taught in the public school system in a wide range of grade levels. Adrienne paints landscapes, florals and common every day things that surrounds us. Her work is a humble attempt at rendering the energy and patterns of what appears to be mundane things in life. Her favorite expression is "Painting is good for my soul."