Ann Clow's Painting and Artwork Galleries
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Now residing in Charlottetown PE
I relish cultural activities at home and abroad, and find that traveling enriches both my life and my art. The vibrancy of colour, texture and distinctive terrain in locations such as Peru, Mexico and Thailand infuses my own colour palette, particularly within my abstract paintings. Throughout most of my career, I have painted in a realist or ‘natural’ style, depicting scenic landscapes, people and imagery characteristic of the beautiful places I have visited and lived.
Clows artistic expression started out as a toddler doing wall murals in her family home and had many generations of artist including her mom and a well-known great Uncle Randolph Nicholson which inspired her. With her parents’ encouragement she continued her journey, to become a successful and international artist, that took her to paint and sell in exotic destinations such as Sligo Ireland, Mexico, Peru and in Thailand etc. She believes in continuing education so Clow attended Faux Finishing School at Louisville Kentucky. Her father was a born salesman and it’s through him she learned the fine art of selling and marketing her art. She started out at smaller exhibitions such as the juried Lunenburg Craft Fest, Christmas at the Form, Whole Sale Gift Show, Dalplex and Boat Show in Halifax, Acadian University Craft /Art Show and various community art shows in and around Nova Scotia. It is through these kinds of exhibits that Clow could make a living as an artist and become very well known.
For about 10 years during tourist season she was owner and operator of galleries in downtown Yarmouth in various locations. Her art has been purchased by Museums, corporate and private collections such as Deepak Chopra new age author and movie star Richard Chamberlain of Thorn Birds, French Acadians groups commissioned her to do historical documented paintings. Clow’s artwork sold throughout Europe, Germany, Russia and Asia to name a few countries. She enjoyed creating back drops for theater performance and expanding into large murals.
Growing up in Yarmouth, a seaport of Nova Scotia, gave her appreciation of the beauty and power of the ocean and multicolored surrounding landscape that is depicted in the majority of her earlier artwork. As Clow travelled, her art evolved as abstract took the place of her realism style of painting and with her interest in different cultures her spiritual style of expression blossomed. It was after that Clow’s abstract painting “Crystalscape” was featured in 2009-2010 New Art International, prestigious New York Art Book that has a circulation throughout USA and Canada.
Clow was honoured by having her artwork exhibited at the Government House in Halifax Nova Scotia by the request of the Honourable Mryra Freeman, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and was awarded a certificate of Achievement for her contribution to the Arts Community.
In having a 2010 Solo exhibit at Coal Wyne Gallery, Halifax brought a new audience to Clow’s artwork and then lead to a group show in 2011 Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Then she worked and displayed her art at Cordelia ‘s Artisans Boutique in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island and also during that year Clow worked at “Off The Batt Pottery” in Borden Prince Edward Island, igniting another form of creativity, the fine art of making beautiful pottery, offering kids pottery classes, displaying and selling her art and their merchandise Then her art exploded and in 2012, for two months, Clow had a solo Art exhibition at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives called’ Family Genes ‘which featured the artistic talents of her and her family members dating back to the 1920s to present day. CBC Information Morning interviewed her and discussed the history of her artistic family. Then in 2013, Clow moved to British Columbia, which expanded yet another dimension of her creativity, in response to the majestic grandeur of the mountains, valleys and waterways.
Moving back In 2014 to Nova Scotia because of a family illness she continued her volunteering and participated in many Autism Art classes through the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Western branch, junior high art classes, and offers private art classes to youth and adults which are presently ongoing.
Clow was presented with a certificate in 2014 from The Members of The House Of Assembly, moved by Zach Churchill MLA Yarmouth that acknowledge Clows' contribution to the artistic community in Nova Scotia. Then another opportunity presented itself for another exhibition of art and photography at Waterfront Gallery in Yarmouth.
2015 was a busy year for Clow; she had successful art exhibition at Th'YARC (The Yarmouth Arts Regional Centre), Plus she was an art instructor for the Nova Star Cruise Line that sailed from Yarmouth N.S to Portland Maine also during the tourist season she owned and operated a gallery downtown Yarmouth. Throughout the rest of that year and into 2016 Clow offered Sip and Paint classes in various parts of Nova Scotia.
Clow was asked to create a large painting in a Disney theme, as a 2015 fundraiser for “Dreams Take Flight” which is a non-profit group that gives children a trip of a life time, to go to Disney World.
A solo art and photography exhibition in 2017 at Th’Yarc Yarmouth N.S and also during that year she participated in the Maud Lewis House Project and Painting Doors event to raise money for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Branch.
2018 Managing Sealand Gallery, with two locations, downtown Charlottetown and at Charlottetown Seaport, which was a wonderful opportunity to meet and promote other artists, crafters, photographers and sculptors.
For 4 months, 2019, in Chiang Mai, Thailand Clow participated in an art residency at Com Peung, which is the longest ongoing independent artist residency in Thailand. There she immersed herself in Thai history and culture creating a new body of work using art and photography. She also volunteered to teach art or the Tribal Asian Missionary, a non-profit group that helped pregnant women to have their babies and retrained them for the work force.
Also while in Thailand in Chiang Mai, for a period of time, she studied with a very known architect learning hands on, how they make massive statues for temples with concrete mortar and metal (that was overseen by the monks.)
In that same year Clow was in Siem Reap, Cambodia at Future Opportunity Kbalromeas. ( Donation funded ) where she experienced teaching English and also sharing her art and info about her country to eager students.
Clow feels that in return for the gifts that have been bestowed on her, she donates a percentage of her sales to the local food bank.