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Wildlife

Abstract

Land/Seascapes

People/Portraits

Projects/Murals

Spiritual

World Travel

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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

Ann Marie Clow has been a professional artist for over 30 years. Growing up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia inspired her to capture the history and beauty of the area. Other family members were avid artists and supported her desire to pursue a career in art.

For many years, Clow has operated galleries in downtown Yarmouth, where people could watch her create paintings and buy her art work that would be personally autographed. She’s also sold work to customers from the USA, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Russia, and Asia, to name a few. She also promoted herself in juried art exhibitions and festivals throughout the province.

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.

Clow’s painting “The Storm” was selected in a juried art competition (2008), organized by the Visual Arts of Nova Scotia. For four months her painting was displayed in a glass box called “Art in a Box” at the Via Rail station located in Halifax.

Clow’s painting “Crystalscape” has been selected to be featured in “New Art International” 2009-2010, a prestigious New York 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.

In 2012, Clow had a 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: A Historical Portrayal of the Clow Family Artists.” CBC Information Morning Radio interviewed her and discussed the history of those paintings.

Clow has also exhibited her art work at the Yarmouth Art Regional Centre as well as the Church Street Gallery in Sligo Ireland, Waterfront Gallery in Yarmouth, Coal Wynd Gallery in Halifax, NS, and The Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth, NS. Clow also exhibited her work at Cordelia’s Artisan Boutique in Charlottetown, and Off the Batt Pottery in Borden, in  Prince Edward Island. She has also exhibited in numerous shows, including Acadia Craft Expo in Wolfville, NS.Christmas At The Forum and Dalplex, and the  Atlantic Craft Trade Show in Halifax, NS,

She has been commissioned to do murals in private homes, backdrops for theatre productions, and murals for corporate clients. French Acadian groups have also commissioned the artist to do historical paintings. Clow volunteered to do sketches for the Musical Theatre in Tusket, NS, paying tribute to the Story of Evangeline.

Ann is committed to lifelong learning and most recently attended “The Faux Finishing School” in Louisville, Kentucky.

In 2013, Clow lived in British Columbia, which ignited yet another dimension of her creativity, in response to the majestic grandeur of the mountains, valleys,and waterways. She has since moved back to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

Besides painting, Clow is passionate about teaching. She has taught art classes at the Yarmouth Jr. High School and delivers art courses for adults and youth on a regular basis. In 2014, Clow volunteered for the Autism Arts Program given by The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, and for the March Break Autism Arts Camp. Also, in 2014, Clow participated in the Maud Lewis modified house project to raise funds for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as well as combined her talents with the Write Away group, where writers and artist combined their talents to fund raise. She also volunteered to be a tour guide for students who visited The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

In 2014, Clow was presented with a certificate (resolution) from The Members of The House Of Assembly, moved by Zach Churchill MLA Yarmouth, that acknowledge Clow’s contribution to the artistic community and Nova Scotia.

In the summer of 2015, Clow was an art instructor on the Nova Star Cruise Line that sailed from Yarmouth to Portland, Maine, and also operated a store in Yarmouth called “Gallery Girls,” along with Yvette Martin of “Martiny Jewels.”

In 2016, Clow participated in painting doors as a fundraising project for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, (Yarmouth Branch).

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.

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

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