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 recent 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:
   GROTTO ARTWORKS, Merrickville, ON
   NORMAN FELIX GALLERY, 627 Queen St. W., Toronto
   THE STUDIO  -by appointment or chance,  Kars, ON

  See information on LINKS page


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.

To contact the artist:    agruchy2@gmail.com

" I am inspired by light and atmosphere 
and try to capture these elements
 in my work......
2014 CLASSES:  

BASIC WATERCOLOUR CLASSES:  Contact me to find out about the 2104 schedule.

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   agruchy2@gmail.com
"Strath of Kildonan"    Acrylic     36 x 36"  
Award winning entry in the juried show 'Space"
Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery, St., Lawrence College, Brockville.    

​We had a wonderful open house in June, followed by an inspiring workshop with Lila Lewis Irving.
     --and the fabulous complicity
".....of BRUSH & CLAY"continues!!
Visit us at the
North Gower Farmers' Market 
during July and August
Saturdays 8:30 - 1
marie and I will both be displaying our work together at a booth in the barn.

18th annual.   10 - 5 both days
More than a studio tour!  34 artisans/growers
Free admission/enter a draw to win a gift certificate. 

OTTAWA ART EXPO  2014  - 5th Annual 
Saturday and Sunday, October 26/27 10am to 5 pm
Free admission/parking
Opening Reception by Invitation

St. Elias Centre
750 Ridgewood Ave.
Across from the parking lot entrance to the Mooney's Bay Park on Riverside Dr. Ottawa