|A Bit About Annette|
Annette has an inquisitive mind. Learning is part of her daily routine. She is very thankful for life experiences which lead to becoming a full time creator of 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's daily practice involves developing her connection to art in each form. Alberta-born of Red River Metis ancestry, Annette takes every opportunity to see and hear her surroundings with great appreciation. Making art is essential for Annette.
Annette is inspired by all artists who have the courage to create and share their works in any medium. Nature informs her art.
She continues to hone her skills in her studio, always with an eclectic selection of music playing in the background. Annette works primarily in oils but she continues to create and play in a variety of mediums, including fabric art and eco-print dyeing. 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 Chapter), Active Member
Hyatt Regency Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Private collections Calgary & Area, Alberta Canada
Private collections Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Private collections Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Private collections Vancouver, BC, Canada
Private collections Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Private collection San Diego, CA, USA
Private collection Darwin, NT, Australia