Ann Clow's Painting and Artwork Galleries

Artist’s Statement

I relish cultural activities at home and abroad, and find that traveling enriches both my life and my art. The vibrancy of colour and texture in locations such as Peru and Mexico 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.

I delight in participating in cultural events at home and abroad, and both my life and my art have been enriched through my travels across many diverse landscapes. The vibrancy of colour and texture in places like Peru and Mexico, for instance, infused my personal colour palette with the warmth and passion of their distinctive terrains. And my creative psyche responded with bold and vivid abstract paintings.

Biography

Clow has been painting professionally for almost 40 years growing up in Yarmouth but residing in BC PEI, Halifax and Dartmouth. She has exhibited her art work at Church Street Gallery in Sligo Ireland, Waterfront Gallery, in Yarmouth, Coal Wynd Gallery in Halifax and The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth., Cordelia’s Artisan Boutique and Off the Batt Pottery in Borden, both on Prince Edward Island. During many summers, Clow had a Studio Gallery on downtown Main Street in Yarmouth, also Exhibits at the Th'YARC, and also helped with painting backdrops for performances. She enjoys creating murals for corporate clients and French Acadien groups.

In 2005 Clow was honoured by having her artwork exhibited at Government House in Halifax, NS, at the request of Myra A. Freeman (former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia), where the artist was also awarded a certificate for her contribution to the visual arts community, then again in 2014 Clow was presented with a resolution of The Members of The House Of Assembly, moved by Zach Churchill MLA Yarmouth.

She had an exhibit for two months at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives. It featured the artistic talents of her family members dating from the 1920’s to the present entitled “Family Genes” CBC Information Morning Radio interviewed her and discussed the history of those paintings.

Volunteering for the Autism Arts Program given by The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, March Break Autism Arts Camp. She participated in the “Maud Lewis Maudified House Project and “Painting Doors” to raise funds for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. At the Yarmouth Killiam Library she took part in an event which she was giving art demonstrations and discussions.

“Crystalscape “‘has been selected to be featured in “New Art International” 2009-2010, a prestigious NY art book that has circulation throughout USA and Canada. Clow’s art work is owned by people such as author Deepak Chopra and Richard Chamberlain (of the Thorn Birds), singer Celine Dion and Prime Minster Justin Trudreau.

It was very exciting for her to be an art instructor of the Nova Star Cruise Line that sailed from Yarmouth to Portland, Maine and traveling throughout Nova Scotia giving Sip and Paint classes, also offering more traditional evening art classes in Yarmouth.

Clow was the artist chosen to create a piece as a fundraiser for “Dreams Take Flight,” which is a national volunteer charitable organization dedicated to providing a trip of a lifetime to special children to Disney World.

She feels that in return for the artistic gifts that have been bestowed on her, she donates a percentage of her sales to the local food bank.

Photography is a wonderful and creative outlet so please check out her photo site

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