|A Bit About Annette|
Annette has an inquisitive mind. Every day learning is part of her routine. She is very thankful for life experiences which lead to become a full time creator of fine art. Annette credits her Mom for encouraging her to pursue painting. In 2005, during her Mom's advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, Annette felt a quiet strength emanate as if her mom was speaking to her, although she was unable to utter a word. These personal moments gave Annette pause for reflection about pursuing things she’d only dreamed of, exploring a road not taken.
Annette seeks to discover a deeper meaning to her inherent inspiration. Alberta-born, of Metis descent, Annette takes every opportunity to see and hear her surroundings with great appreciation. Transposing experiences into art for sharing is Annette's goal. The emerging growth is affirming the fact that creating original art is not optional for Annette. It is essential.
Annette’s work is representational, influenced by many notable Canadian and international artists, in particular from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Paul Peel, William Brymner, A. Y. Jackson, Claude Monet, Roland Gissing, C. W. Jefferys - the list of great inspirers is endless. Because of Annette's love of music, there is tremendous interest in discovering whether music of an era may play into works of art.
She continues to hone her skills in her studio, with an eclectic selection of music playing in the background. Annette works primarily in oils, although she is continually advancing her skills in a variety of mediums and genres. Annette also paints en plein air at every opportunity (enjoying nature’s soundtrack!).
2012 to present Leighton Art Centre Member
2012 to present Federation of Canadian Artists (National & Calgary Chapters), Active Member
Hyatt Regency Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Private collections Calgary & Area, Alberta Canada
Private collections Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private collections Vancouver, BC, Canada
Private collections Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Private collection San Diego, CA, USA
Private collection Darwin, NT, Australia