The 24th Annual Exhibition "Scotland" is approaching fast. Though it seems like November 9th is a long way off, there are a thousand details to accomplish between now and then. In addition to finishing the paintings (just a minor detail!) frames need to be ordered, an e-invitation designed and mailed, hotel catering details finalized, volunteers confirmed. I finished designing the invitations which are currently at the printer - with a press check next week and a stuffing bee to follow, they should be in the mail in the first week of October. When the paintings are completely finished, I photograph them for my archive, then frame them all over a few days. Then it's pricing, titling and packaging them up for the short trip through the valley to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald on the morning of the show, but more on that later. The next preview image will be posted on October 9.
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. 🖋️ We accept Paypal, credit cards and Apple pay. 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.
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Thanks to Kirsty Davison for posting a blog about my Abbott Pass Hut series of paintings on the Alpine Club of Canada's website. Founding publisher of Highline Magazine and the Canmore Commons, Kirsty works as a consultant with not-for-profit organizations in the Rocky Mountains as a writer, designer, photographer, and marketing communications specialist. See the blog and images here
My work was curated from the National Diploma Collection for a juried group exhibition at the Peel Art Gallery and Museum, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. ("Gasparini Room" 14 x 21" Watercolour)
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.
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.
Enjoy this new short video explaining Jennifer's painting process.
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
"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.
"Alpine Prospects" has been awarded the Grand Prize for Landscape from International Artist Magazine, and has earned Jennifer a 4 page editorial in American Art Collector, April 2016 issue, in addition to the April 2016 issue of International Artist.
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.
Annesley's watercolour "Canale" has been accepted into Open Water 2015, the 90th Annual Open Juried Exhibition of the CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour) at the Halifax Public Archives Exhibition Room, Halifax, NS November 4-28, 2015
Preview #3 "(The Douro" | Watercolour | 24 x 38") for the 22nd Annual Annesley Exhibition is now posted. For your invitation, (mailed or emailed) in October email us with your contact information.
Preview #2 for the 22nd Annual Annesley Exhibition, Nov. 5, 2015 is now posted. "Tawny" (working title) Watercolour | 9 x 12"
For your invitation, (mailed or emailed) in October email us with your contact information.