A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Doretta Groenendyk delights in the colours, lines, and stories around her. Ideas float in, pictures dance, and the colours sparkle in her whimsical paintings that can be found in galleries throughout the Maritimes. Doretta is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Arts Council's Arts- Infusion and Presentation grants. She paints, illustrates, writes, and teaches art with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in Canning, in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Doretta is the illustrator of the children's book, Fiddles and Spoons.