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Enjoy Retirement e-Zine, Volume 3 - Issue 33 -- Career change from scientist to artist
October 02, 2012

Enjoy Retirement e-Zine
From Scientist to Artist

Volume 3 - Issue 33: 10-02-12

Table of Contents:

  1. Editor's Comments
  2. Get Ready for the Fall
  3. From Scientist to Artist
  4. Readers' Questions & Answers or Suggestions

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1. Editor's Comments:

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2. Get Ready for the Fall

It seems to have come quick this year, but we are just about at our change of seasons.

One suggestion is for you to consider stocking up for the items you may need for hurricane, snow storms or just general safety preparation.

Check the car, get bottled water for emergencies and review you list of items to do.

Have a great Fall.

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3. From Scientist to Artist

This section is a little different this month. I came across an article that really interested me and I want to share what I got out of it. It was originally published in website.

Have you ever wondered if an artist could make a career change to be a scientist or if a scientist could be an artist? I mean those two careers are generally thought to be at the opposite end of the spectrum, so it should be much more difficult to make it happen. In one case, it really did happen.

This particular situation involves a scientist, a physicist actually, who indeed did become an artist.

France Tremblay had worked as a scientist for over 10 years building her career at the University of Cambridge in England and working for the Department of Defence. Later she worked for the telecommunications company, Nortel Networks.

It seems that she always enjoyed art and dreamed on one day truly becoming an artist.

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We have all seen the situation where some major event caused one’s life to change. Well, that happened to France with the decline of Nortel in 2001. France now had the incentive to pursue her artistic interests.

Science was her first true passion, but she always found time to learn more about art by touring museums in Europe. That is what really increased her interest. So even while working, she found time to learn the basics of painting and the proper techniques for mixing paint and such.

When her life changing event occurred, she jumped right into her art full-time. She also decided to work part-time as a professor in electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa.

Talk about success. She entered exhibitions in the United States and in 2008 won the grand prize in the Paint the Park Top 100. Her work is realistic wildlife, still life and landscapes. I guess you could say, it brings out her scientific background with a true vision of an artist.

She now runs an art school out of her home in Kanata Lakes. She does a tremendous amount of research on her subject to ensure that she presents it in a realistic and extremely visual manner.

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4. Readers' Questions & Answers or Suggestions

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Have a great Fall!


Don D’Armond

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