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Dan Reid with some of his paintings.

Artist captures memories of farm life

Growing up on a Saskatchewan farm produced many fond recollections

Growing up on a farm provided artist Dan Reid with a bank of pleasant, nostalgic memories that he can now immortalize on canvas for present and future generations to appreciate. Reid’s parents owned a mixed farm near Crystal Springs, northeast of Wakaw, Saskatchewan. Some of his fondest recollections as a youngster are travelling to school […] Read more

With the body finally back on the chassis, our coat of Deep Blue Metallic paint is the fifth this Jeep has worn. Sanding showed it left the factory wearing “Hampshire Green.” Then it was blue, black and finally red when it arrived in the Grainews workshop. Now, it’s time for reassembly.

We paint our restoration project

Finally, we’re nearly finished with Project CJ3A. Now it’s time for a splash of colour 
as we move the Jeep’s body into the paint shop for its fifth new colour

No stage of a restoration project seems to provide more satisfaction than seeing it painted for the first time — other, maybe, than driving the finished machine out the workshop door. And our project Jeep’s body has at last hit the paint stage. All those hours of sheet metal work, filling and sanding should now […] Read more


Cindy Hoppe with one of her pieces.


Prairie landscape inspires artist

From early childhood, Cindy Hoppe enjoyed a special relationship with her mother, Myrna Harris. Their appreciation of rural life and a mutual love of arts and crafts strengthened that bond and Cindy learned to draw, paint and sew doll clothes, often working alongside her mother. In her early teens, she joined her mother in a […] Read more