Colleen Rose is an artist and educator living in Red Rock, a small town on the North shore of Lake Superior. She teaches Visual Arts at Nipigon-Red Rock District High School, where she attended high school before earning her degrees in Fine Arts and Education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She uses her free time to explore several communities along Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline through hiking trails and provincial parks with her children, capturing and collecting images to use in her paintings.
Colleen has collaborated with the district hospital in Thunder Bay on several projects since 2014. She chose to honour family and friends who have been affected by cancer by donating works of art to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, and has since helped to raise thousands of dollars for the Northern Cancer Fund. Her commitment to using images from nature to support her community has expanded the reach of her art in private collections throughout Canada.