Desiree McCook was born in 1973, in Edmonton, and she has lived here her whole life. Des works with paintings and drawings and has been coming to The Nina for the last several years. In 2013 Des had her own show in the Stollery Gallery, called “It’s a Whale.” Her subject matter is whales, dolphins, fish and sea monsters. “I liked people coming to visit, and showing people my art. I like to get paid when I do my art." She sold just about everything in the show. Desiree would like to have another show in the future. In her spare time Des in a part of the Outing Club, ”that's where we plan outings and we go on the outings, we go to movies and everything."