Ilona Fekete was born in a small town in Hungary in 1953. The daughter of a farmer, Ilona developed her love of traditional Hungarian crafts such as crocheting and fine needle embroidery, which were passed down through the generations. Upon coming to Canada at the age of 16, Ilona married and had 3 daughters. While raising a family, she developed her love of folk art painting by studying traditional European folk artists. Now semi-retired, Ilona spends her time developing naïve renderings of everyday life. Ilona’s paintings tell a story of rustic simplicity through bold colors and whimsical simplicity.
As a member of the Arts Council of Surrey and Burnaby, Ilona has received increased notoriety over the past few years. Her artwork has appeared in major motion pictures including Walt Disney’s “Santa Buddies” and Hallmark Hall of Fame “Family Thanksgiving”. A feature artist at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival, her artwork is offered for sale at Country Lane Antiques in Fort Langley. Her artwork has also been featured in stores and galleries from Kelowna to Fort St. John.
This painting titled, "Pumpkin Season" is painted 24" x 20" x 1" wood with painted sides. A close look at the painting reveals several different "scenes".
Ships with tracking and insurance for $25. Does not ship to Canada.