Liz Anctil

Profile Updated: January 1, 2010
Liz Anctil
Residing In: Portland, OR
Occupation: artist
Children: One daughter; Claire age 24
step son;Alex age 23
Yes! Attending Reunion

1979-1984 studied fine arts at Portland State University, Portland community college and the Museum Art School.
1985 gave birth to my beautiful daughter Claire
taught drawing to adults at Portland Community College.
1987 diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis lost the fine motor skills of my dominant left hand...taught myself to use my right hand.
began working on self portraits and collage of hands works.
worked and played with children at New Day School Ananda Marga school of Portland. I taught children yoga and meditation.
1990 began going to
St. Philip Neri Church in SE Portland. While there I ran their food pantry ministry to the needy and worked part time as their Youth Minister. I was a Eucharistic Minister on the weekends and I worked with children in the children's liturgy of the word program.
In 2005 I volunteered at P:EAR a program for mentoring homeless youth.
I continue to work on my art and have developed my skills with oil paints. I have had several shows of my work. My current interest is with sumi ink and calligraphic images.
I continue to write poetry and to keep a daily journal of my writing.
I am no longer married.
I have a beagle/ Basset hound named Ralph and a cat named Brigita.

School Story:

This is more than a school story. It is a life story. In addition to what I've written I add that I paint whenever I am able.
During the month of February 2010 I will have a show of some of my work at Muddies Cafe on Mississippi. At that time all work that is hanging will be priced for sale.
I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to come to the show.