Cedar grew up on a farm in the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia and spent most of her childhood on the back of her horse. She attended school to become a wildlife biologist and completed a Master’s degree studying grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies.
Cedar has always enjoyed painting horses and wildlife. Several years ago she also discovered the enjoyment of being a metal sculptor. Cedar learned to weld from a helpful neighbour and began collecting interesting rusted pieces of old metal.
Much of the metal for Cedar’s sculptures comes from the area where she grew up - old farms and ranches filled with interesting history and the metal that still remains.
Cedar’s first sculpture, a horse called “Rusty”, won 4th place in the People’s Choice Awards at the 2013 Castlegar Sculpturewalk and was subsequently purchased by the City of Rossland in BC.
Most of her subsequent pieces have been purchased by collectors in western Canada, with a few awards along the way, including Best of Show in 3D at the Calgary Stampede Art Auction for two years in a row.
Cedar lives in Canmore with her husband, Rod, and two kids, Tiegan and Osa.
What inspires my art? Beauty and colour. Horses and movement. Bears and wildness. Bright eyes. Bold strokes. Pleasing lines. I love trying to create a sculpture with a personality.