Card Shop

By request of a dear friend and collector, our packages of greeting cards are now available from our website. Yes, greeting cards - old school analogue paper cards that you write on... with a pen no less.  🖋️ At the moment we accept Paypal, but hope to update that soon. We currently offer greeting cards in packages of 5 cards with white envelopes.  If you are interested in a mix and match approach, email us with you preference for images ( by title ) and we will assemble your custom package.  Cards are printed coated card stock for a clean and saturated image. 

Summer Newsletter

The Summer Newsletter has been mailed out.  Click on the image below for a link.  If you would like to receive the newsletter and exhibition invitations in your inbox, please Subscribe Below.

Summer Newsletter

Plate Tectonics

Jennifer has been invited to be part of TREX, a travelling exhibit produced by the Art Gallery of Alberta and funded by Alberta Foundation for the Arts . The exhibition entitled "Plate Tectonics" and curated by Shane Golby will travel Alberta from 2018 - 2020.  Five Alberta artists were chosen, each exhibiting 4 landscape paintings representative of a wide spectrum of styles and philosophies.

The AFA's Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program strives to ensure every Albertan is provided with an opportunity to enjoy fully developed exhibitions in schools, libraries, health care centres and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province. Here is a link to the current TREX exhibition http://www.youraga.ca/exhibitions/trex  For more information, visit the AFA website.

Architecture of Landscape Exhibition

Thanks to Canada House Gallery for a successful solo exhibition of my new body of work, "The Architecture of Landscape," exhibited April 6 - 16, 2016.

The exhibition was composed of 22 new landscapes, architecture, and still lifes, exploring the architectural qualities of landscape, in terms of structure, strength, line, and geometry; and how architecture relates to it’s surroundings or landscape, with architectural and still life elements as a landscape in themselves.  These watercolours and charcoals mainly focus on Alberta’s wild and chaotic Rocky Mountains contrasted with Architecture, both local and European. Our terminology of mountains especially uses architectural language ie. spire, castle, buttress, fortress, column, cathedral and so on, and it feels natural to use these terms when experiencing the mountains. 

Painting Video

Enjoy this new short video explaining Jennifer's painting process.

 

Painting

For the past several months I've been working on my exhibition for Canada House Gallery - the new pieces will be posted on their website next week. I've also been working with friend /musician/ film maker/fellow explorer Glenn Thorpe (Back-Forty Productions) on a short video about my painting process for the Canada House Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUhKgoOKvHPMZo4Iid1YtQ. A huge thanks to Glenn for his expertise, creativity, and patience!

Posted by Annesley Studio on Friday, 4 March 2016

International Artist Magazine Grand Prize

"Alpine Prospects" | Watercolour | 28 x 38” (42 x 52” framed) has been accepted through two juries to be featured in International Artist Magazine's April/May landscape issue. This piece is based on a sunset I was lucky to see while staying at the Alpine Club of Canada's Elizabeth Parker Hut at Lake O'Hara . Thunder rolled in from the west, while last light illuminated the spectacular peaks of Yoho National Park, reflected in the perfectly still kettle pond near the hut; the calm before the storm. It will be part of "The Architecture of Landscape" exhibition at Canada House Gallery April 6-19.

 

The Architecture of Landscape, Solo Exhibition

Solo Exhibition  |  Canada House Gallery, Banff Alberta  |  Artist's Reception: April 16, 2016


An exploration of the architectural qualities of landscape, in terms of structure, strength, line, and geometry, and how architecture relates to its surroundings, the landscape.  Our terminology of mountains especially uses architectural language ie. spire, castle, buttress, fortress, column, cathedral and so on, and it feels natural to use these terms when experiencing the mountains. The theory of Prospect and Refuge is a secondary theme of many of the works, that humans are most comfortable when they have the capacity to observe (prospect) without being seen (refuge,) - being protected while having a view. The exhibition will be comprised of both landscapes and architecture, and a small number of still lifes in architectural settings.


"Ascent" draws from our scramble up to Abbott Pass Hut near Lake O'Hara Lodge in Yoho National Park (The 2nd-highest permanently habitable structure in Canada At 9598 ft., straddling the Great divide between B.C. and Alberta Alpine Club of Canada.) The ascent up quartzite ledges and scree gullies is steep but the views are dizzying and well worth the effort. I hoped to capture the feeling of vertigo, looking down some 2100 ft. to the lake, with an impending autumn storm rolling in from the west - the precariousness of position and weather. From the emerald jewel of Lake Oesa at the bottom, the eye ascends the shoulders of Glacier & Ringrose Peaks to Mt. Biddle towering in the background. Fleeting shards of light contrast with shadowy pinnacles looming like gargoyles on a cathedral.

Preview 2015 Has Begun!

The preview for the 22nd annual Annesley Exhibition has now begun! This year’s architectural theme is the historic architecture of Portugal, based on the artist’s recent travels. The landscapes will focus on Alberta’s varied geography as experienced through the artist’s hiking and skiing trips. All paintings will be available for purchase at 5:00 p.m. on November 5th 2015 at the exhibition. The exhibition will be comprised of 29 paintings. Watch for the entire exhibition to be posted at 5:00 MST November 5th, 2015.

 

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