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.
Paintings in my "HIGHLAND LIGHT" series, have been created from the images of our journey to Northern Scotland and my memories of 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.
More recently, I have been inspired by the landscape of western Newfoundland. A new series has begun!!
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
See information on LINKS page
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 and OMMA.
" I am inspired by light and atmosphere
and try to capture these elements
in my work......
BASIC WATERCOLOUR CLASSES: Contact me to find out about the 2018-9 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.
BASIC WATERCOLOUR CLASS: 5 week session. Please inquire for more information, supply list and syllabus.
All classes are in Cars, ON. For more information call me at 613-314-3748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Strath of Kildonan" Acrylic 36 x 36"
Award winning entry in the juried show 'Space"
Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery, St., Lawrence College, Brockville.
"LARK HARBOUR, NFLD."
Classes in Kars are ongoing. Info. on request.
Studio/Gallery - As of AUG. 2018
I will be working out of my HOME studio in North Gower, ON.
Mixed Media "FOUETTÉ" SOLD 30x30
"NORTH COAST" Oil 14 x 14" framed
wc. 10 x 19"
I will be showing my work as well as demonstrating my acrylic painting techniques. Please come and visit.
The “fabulous complicity” that grew between myself and artist/potter marie paquette over the 12 years that marie lived south of Ottawa is still alive!! This time, both of us are getting ready for a new experience: in September, we will spend a few days in Ucluelet and Tofino trying to capture in watercolours, inks and drawings, the fluid essence of the west coast and its rain forest. We also hope to find time to explore the Beachcomber Peninsula –where marie lives- for a few more paintings
The VANCOUVER ISLAND COASTAL STUDIES will be on display –and for sale- alongside marie’s regular clay objects and brushwork. I will be present as a guest during the 3 days.
Please, note that as the paintings are created, some of them will be posted on our respective websites, on the studio tour website and on the Facebook page.
UPCOMING ART EVENTS: as well as regularly showing my work at the Grotto Artworks in Merrickville, ON,
I will be involved in two other events this fall: