I was born in Zweibruchen, Germany in the mid fifties, while my father was stationed there with the Royal Canadian Air Force. My family and husbands’ aviation background has allowed me to experience many parts of Canada and the United States.
I have always been creative and decided that when my children were of school age I would return to painting more seriously. After military life we spent 8 years developing a diversified livestock business in the foothills of Alberta. It was the rural lifestyle that re-ignited my passion, spending endless hours observing "mother nature". Economics and opportunity sent us back to B.C. I now live in Maple Ridge with my husband and close to my two adult children.
Over the years I have augmented my knowledge and skills through workshops and continuing education courses.
I am a past member of The Federation of Canadian,
at times I will participate in local art events and tours, art competitions, juried and group shows throughout British Columbia and Canada.
I also have an Esty Store "EBKallweit - Creative Studio & Stuff" where I sell other creations & items of mine. Such as Vintage Sewing Patterns, Custom Stainless Steel Jewellery, Miniature Hand Made Kachinas, Prints and more.
Primarily I work in Acrylics, but not limited to just one medium. I have an interest in many subjects. I’m particularly interested in North American native cultures, which is evident when visiting my home and studio.
I have incorporate my love of carving into some of my art pieces. Sitka Totem, Amid the Mist are examples of this painting style, which give the images extraordinary detail, texture and realism. The process is time consuming but worth it in the end and I believe this technique makes these artworks unique and interesting.
These days I am busy working in my studio. Teaching Sewing and working on some Bone Art, Contract Sewing Jobs, Commissions, etc.
My other interests are furniture restoration, auctions, oddities, sewing & textile arts, wood carving, landscaping, home renovations and photography. I'm also a certified Interior Decorator and accomplished Seamstress/Upholsterer.
Some of my original paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Great Britain and United States.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my Website and feel free to contact anytime.