Collection: Wedler, Anne

Anne was born in Toronto, Ontario. She received an Honours BFA from York University, a BEd from UofT, and moved to Nova Scotia in 1983. After a career in teaching, and bookselling, Anne took up painting in earnest in 2016. Anne has participated in a solo show and various group exhibits. Predominantly a Plein Air Oil Painter, Anne continues to attend workshops with professional artists in Canada and the US. Anne currently is a co-founder of the Plein Air Artists of the Annapolis Valley, and The Plein Air Artists of HRM. Anne is a member of three Plein Air painting groups in the Sarasota, Florida area. 

Artist Statement

The bold shapes of islands, rocks and trees of the Canadian Shield were imprinted on my
brain from a very young age. I love being outdoors and immersed i the drama of landscapes. Plein Air painting allows me to be closely "at one" with my environment. My main influences have been Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven as well as Impressionist and Plein Air painters from around the world. My goal in painting is to express the excitement I feel from a landscape, using bold brushstrokes and vivid colours. I am interested in the play of light across the land and sea. Each painting is like solving a puzzle to try and capture the essence of the landscape in it's ever-changing moods.