Jennifer Annesley is a full time artist who grew up in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta from 1985 and 1989, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design.
Jennifer exhibited her work with various commercial galleries in Edmonton, Kamloops, and Vancouver until 1994, when the opportunity to do a sponsored solo exhibition arose. The one-night exhibition was a great success and has become an annual and independent event. These exhibitions have continued to grow and receive much local, national and international attention, and have established a reputation as a unique opportunity not to be missed by art lovers.
Annesley’s paintings have captured international attention and are included in corporate, private and public collections. Her architectural interiors, landscapes and still lifes are recognized for their realism, intensity of colour and dramatic sense of light. The artist has a powerful command of the watercolour and charcoal mediums, enabling her to achieve a striking sense of time and place. Her time-intensive process allows her to create approximately fifteen major paintings each year.
“The essence of my work lies in expressing a vivid sense of place, time and atmosphere. A fascination with the effects of unusual light and the seductive balance of elegance and power, a love of the natural world and passion for the art and architecture of past centuries have been major influences on my subject matter and aesthetic.” ~Jennifer Annesley