In my acrylic works, I use colour relationships, value, patterning and substantial texture to create the impression of depth and light and to bring about the beauty and unusual effects of natural forms. My subject matter varies and is not as important to me as the mood or concept that I want to portray.
Recent paintings in my "HIGHLAND LIGHT" series, have been created from the images of our 2011 journey to Northern Scotland and my inspiration from the country's light and vast landscape.
The natural transparency and fluidity of watercolour allows me to highlight these features. Typically, I use 'negative' painting in my backgrounds to create depth and to emphasize the light.
In both watercolour and acrylic, I work to simplify my ideas, allowing and encouraging the viewer to relate to their own perceptions, emotions and individual experiences.
Techniques change, different subjects inspire and new mediums will be used. My work continues to evolve.
My work is shown at:
Artemisia Gallery, Westport, ON
the GROTTO in Merrickville, ON
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ann Sutherland Gruchy, S.C.A., a visual artist with her studio in
North Gower (Ottawa) is known for her bold, large
three-dimensional mixed media art. Her images have
evolved into semi-abstract and abstract works, stressing
design, texture, light and colour.
Ann teaches basic watercolour classes, as well as Open Studio Workshops (any media) in her North Gower / Kars studio.
She is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists.
She also takes an active part in Art Lending of Ottawa, the Manotick Art Association, OMMA, and the North Gower Artists' Society.
" I am inspired by light and atmosphere
and try to capture these elements
in my work......
THE ART OF ANN SUTHERLAND GRUCHY, S.C.A.
"Kimono III" Acrylic mixed media
"Skyfall" Acrylic on paper
BASIC WATERCOLOUR CLASSES: Thursday April 11th - May 9th. Email for more info.
OPEN STUDIO: for those who have taken the basic w/c class or those with some previous art experience in most mediums (watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking, drawing, watersoluable oils). You work in your own style, with your own favourite subject matter and at your own pace. I will help you plan, work through problems and complete your work.
All classes are at my Tubmans studio in Kars, 1622 Roger Stevens Drive. For more information call me at 613-489-3748 or email email@example.com
"Strath of Kildonan" Acrylic 36 x 36"
Award winning entry in the juried show 'Space"
Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery, St., Lawrence College, Brockville.
July 27th - Sept. 8th, 2012
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