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Exhibit highlights watercolour drama

Jennifer Annesley marks debut at White Rock Gallery
This study of London, by Jennifer Annesley, typifies the atmospheric and dramatic effects the watercolourist brings to her work, now showcased in an intimate exhibition at White Rock Gallery. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Gallery’s current show Travelling Light: A Journey Through Landscapes runs until May 18 at 1247 Johnston Rd.

It’s described as “a visual odyssey through the mesmerizing landscapes” of watercolourist Jennifer Annesley, who is marking her debut at the gallery with this intimate exhibition.

“Drawing inspiration from her personal travels, Annesley’s watercolours vividly capture the transient beauty of light as it illuminates rugged mountains, serene lakeshores and bustling cityscapes,” a media release says.

“Each brushstroke serves as a conduit for the luminous energy that shapes and defines our surroundings, offering a glimpse into the artist’s soulful exploration of the world.”

The Canadian artist has been noted for her explorations of historic architecture and remote landscapes.

Particularly notable is her unconventional use of watercolour and charcoal — which allows her to create unusual effects of light, shadow and texture.

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This brings unexpected atmosphere and drama to her work, which encompasses everything from still lifes to landcapes and architectural interiors.

Collected worldwide by public, corporate and private collectors, Annesley has been a full-time artist since winning her BFA from the University of Alberta in 1989.

More than 70 exhibitions later, Annesley continues to win awards internationally and at home, including the prestigious A.J. Casson medal, Canada’s highest watercolour award.

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Alex Browne

About the Author: Alex Browne

Alex Browne is a longtime reporter for the Peace Arch News, with particular expertise in arts and entertainment reporting and theatre and music reviews.
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