Painting Video

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 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 #2

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.

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.


For your invitation, please contact us.  Invitations will be mailed and/or emailed in October.  Please let us know your preference.


American Watercolor Society

The American Watercolor Society has accepted "Westminster Abbey" into their 148th Annual International Exhibition, to be held at the historical Salmungundi Club in New York City, April 6 - 25, 2015. 

Runner up for "Best in Show" at ADC Fine Art's "Art Comes Alive"

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer's charcoal "Upper West Side" won "Runner Up for Best in Show" in the international juried exhibition "Art Comes Alive" at ADC Fine Art in Cincinnati Ohio. 

The Exhibition runs June 7 - July 11.

It received the second highest number of votes from 19 jurors out of all the artists who entered.

From 1500 international entries,160 were juried into the exhibition, and 70 awards given. The exhibition runs to July 11.


International Artist Magazine

The watercolour "Last Call" (7 x 10.5", private collection, 2012) won a full page in the June/July 2014 Issue #97 of International Artist Magazine, through their annual Still Life Competition.

I painted this as a sort of tribute to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The tickets under the scotch glass are replicas of the boarding passes, and the time on the antique pocket watch is set to about 1.5 hours before the Titanic struck the ice berg. Last call, indeed.