Jennifer Annesley is an established artist whose work is recognized and collected worldwide. She is an elected member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA) and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC). Annesley draws inspiration from historic architecture and remote landscapes, travelling extensively to explore the subject matter that is the foundation of her work. Through her precise and unconventional technique, she creates a remarkable sense of light, atmosphere and a captivating balance of elegance and power.
“I have been a full-time artist since graduating with a BFA in Art and Design in 1989, working with the genres of architecture, landscape and still life. I love travelling and exploring the backcountry to witness changing weather and light conditions and experience the juxtaposition of refined architectural spaces with wilderness. Painting is the way I process, re-live and communicate experiences, while gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of a subject’s nature.
Through careful study I try to unravel the complexity of the three-dimensional form, whether cathedral or mountain, then reconstruct and reinterpret it by using deliberate variations in perspective, colour and value. Articulating intricate patterns and textures is an almost meditative process and a way of honouring the subject. The portrayal of light, shadow and fine detail as formal, narrative and expressive elements is consistent throughout my work."
Nationality is Canadian.